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Coach Excursion to Cordoba from Costa del SolCoach Excursion to Cordoba from Costa del Sol  Enjoy a full day excursion from the Costa del Sol to the historic Cordoba...more...
Cordoba Coach Excursion from Seville  Enjoy a full day excursion to Cordoba from Seville. Guided tour of the ALCAZAR, the MOSQUE, the Jewish Quarter, the old market and the old SYNAGOGUE...more...
Cordoba Monumental Walking TourCordoba Monu- mental Walking Tour  Walking tour visiting the Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue, Fortress of the Catholic Monarchs and the Jewish Quarter...more...
Cordoba Mosque Alcazar and Old Quarter Walking Tour  Half-day guided walking tour to visit Cordoba’s Mosque (La Mezquita) and Jewish quarter, walk the Calle de los Judios (Street of the Jews) to the ancient synagogue and then the Alcazar…more...
Cordoba Mosque and Old Quarter Walking Tour  Half-day guided walking tour to visit Cordoba’s Mosque (La Mezquita) and Jewish quarter, walk the Calle de los Judios (Street of the Jews) to the ancient synagogue…more...
Cordoba Mosque and Old Quarter Walking Tour with transportation from Seville  On this tour a private chauffeur will take you to Cordoba where you will meet a guide for a Half-day walking tour to visit Cordoba's Mosque (La Mezquita) and Jewish quarter, walk the Calle de los Judios (Street of the Jews) to the ancient synagogue…more...
High Speed AVE Train Excursion to Cordoba and Seville from Madrid  On this 2 day excursion from Madrid you will take a high-speed train to Cordoba and Seville where you will enjoy walking tours of the cities monumental highlights. more...
High Speed AVE Train Excursion to Cordoba from Madrid  On this full day excursion from Madrid you will take a high-speed train to Cordoba where you will enjoy a walking tour of the city's monumental highlights...more...
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Visit The Historic City of Córdoba in Andalucia  by Ruth Polak

Córdoba is a magnificent city in Andalucia with many beautiful sites to see, not least of course the famous Mezquita.... read more and view photos of Cordoba
A day trip to Cordoba, Spain   by Warren Ward

Like the Seville region, the province of Cordoba is landlocked, though that should not be a reason for the more adventurous traveller to not visit either for they both are fascinating. The region of Cordoba is split by the mighty Rio Guadalquivir on which lies the ancient city of Cordoba, founded by the Romans, though it flourished under the Moorish occupation and this is evident in the architecture found all over the city.

Built on a sharp bend of the river which is crossed by the Roman bridge, the El Puente Romano, the city was once a port. When the Moors were replaced by the Christians, the city's beauty was left untouched and the Christian cathedral was built within the mosque, the Mezquita. 

The Mezquita dates back to the 12th century and symbolises the power of the Moorish Islamic influence on this region of Andalucia. Built in 785AD by Abd al Rahman, the mosque has been added to over the generations by both Christian and Islamic faiths as they each controlled this area.

At the centre of Cordoba is the old Jewish quarter where little has changed in centuries, narrow streets and garden plazas, tapas bars and restaurants, an ideal area to explore and relax in the Spanish way. 

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The bull fighting museum and the cool and refreshing fountains and gardens of the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos are well worth a visit both being open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Move outside of the city into the area of Cordoba, and you'll find it quite unoccupied, most of the population live in the city itself while the remainder are spread out in this large unexploited region. Summers here are dry and hot, so the best time of the year to visit is during the cooler spring and autumn months, where you will find villages that still hold on to their Spanish values, something that has almost all but disappeared from the Costas to the south.

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About the Author: Warren Ward runs the vacation owner rental website of www.ChooseSpain.com which advertises hundreds of holiday villas and apartments throughout Spain.

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AC Cordoba Hotel, Cordoba
The Hotel AC Cordoba is a contemporary design property with a cream stone façade located with 600 metres of the train station and Cordoba Centre.  Located in one of the business districts of a dynamic city with priceless monuments and a majestic mosque. The 98 modern guestrooms are decorated in grey and white with crisp white linen and sleek black wood furnishing. Modern amenities include internet connections, televisions, telephones, hair dryers and complimentary minibars.  The restaurant seats 70 people and offers an extensive and generous buffet breakfast, as well as a wide variety of lunch menus, specialising in business vents and cocktail parties.
Hotel Cordoba Center, Cordoba
The Hotel Cordoba Center is a superior 4 star first class hotel that will suit both leisure and business traveller. The central location of the hotel will prove an ideal hotel of choice for the more discerning guest.  The staff at the Hotel Cordoba Center have been trained to offer superlative, courteous and professional service to each valued guest and will be close at hand to offer any assistance, including tourism advice. There are a total of 207 guestrooms at this central Cordoba hotel and each has been designed with the comfort and convenience of the guest foremost in mind. All rooms are equipped with every mod con the busy guest would expect of a hotel in this class.
Hotel Palacete Mirador de Cordoba, Cordoba
Hotel Palacete Mirador stands amidst lush surroundings, at the top of a hill in the Sierra Morena mountains, overlooking the legendary, historic city of Córdoba.  The property's outstanding postition allows visitors to relax for a few days in a superb protected area just a stone's throw from the city, just 5 minutes from Córdoba centre and the AVE high-speed railway station.  This beautiful building dating back to the 19th Century and reconstructed in 1992 is a unique Modernist palace inspired in the Andalusian baroque style and considered a major tourist sight.  Among services, guests can avail of all-around the clock reception desk with tourist information, an outdoor swimming pool, a TV room, bar, two paddleball courts, as well as comfortable accommodations.
Parador of Córdoba, Córdoba
Located on the ruins of the small summer palace of Abderramán I, a hill surrounded by vegetation at the foot of the Cordoba mountain range, the Parador offers an exceptional panoramic view of the legendary city of the caliphs. The building brims with freshness, as it enjoys a temperature 4ºC lower than in the city.  That feeling of well-being is enhanced by the swimming pool and the surrounding grounds (featuring a new garden known as 'Los Naranjos' ('The Orange Trees'), where the first palm trees planted in Europe maybe found.  The inner rooms are elegant and very bright, with large living rooms and spacious bedrooms.  The dining room offers 'salmorejo cordobés' (cold vegetable soup), 'gazpacho blanco de almendras' (cold almond soup) and steak in green sauce.
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