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CORDOBA : THE ANDALUSIAN JEWEL

Cordoba is situated in the interior of Andalusia where past and modernity blend in together. This thousand-year-old city, which has the World Heritage designation, is a living legacy of the different cultures that settled here throughout its history.Not many places in the world can say they have been the capital of Hispania Ulterior (Further Spain) under the Roman Empire, and capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. This splendour can also be seen because of the intellectualism of this city of knowledge, where figures like Seneca, Averroes or Maimonides were born.If you walk round the old quarter you will discover a beautiful network of alleyways, squares and white-washed courtyards surrounding the Great Mosque-Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city in the Middle Ages, and is the symbol of the city.

 

FOOD AND DRINK :

The cuisine is the result of the diverse cultures which settled in the city. “Salmorejo”, lamb in honey, “flamenquín”, “rabo de toro”. Accompanied by wines from Montilla Moriles and, for dessert, “pastel cordobés”, suspiros de almanzor.

DO NOT MISS :

– The Great Mosque.

– The procession of Holy Week, and the festival of the Cordoba courtyards, in May.

– The Alcazar.

– The Roman Bridge

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