A day in Cordoba
Córdoba is a city and capital of the homonymous province, located in Andalusia, on the banks of the Guadalquivir and at the foot of Sierra Morena.
Córdoba was at the end of the first millennium the largest, most cultured and opulent city in the world. In the old town we can still see buildings with architectural elements from when it was the capital of the Later Hispania in the times of the Roman Republic, or of the Betic province during the Roman Empire and the Caliphate of Cordoba during the Muslim era, whose leaders ruled great Part of the Iberian Peninsula.
Mosques, libraries, bathrooms and souks, abounded in the city, creating the foundations of the European Renaissance. During the long European Middle Ages, letters and sciences flourished in Corduba. The city had a multitude of fountains, public lighting and sewerage, during the period of greatest caliphal splendor.
In 1984, the mosque-cathedral of Córdoba was included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, a declaration that a decade later would be extended to the entire historic center.
The Fiesta de los Patios Cordobeses was designated Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December 2012.
In 2018, the palatine city of Medina Azahara, on the outskirts of the urban center, was also declared a World Heritage Site.
Córdoba has been the birthplace of three great philosophers: the Roman Stoic Seneca, the Muslim Averroes and the Jewish Maimonides. The poets Lucano, Ibn Hazm, Juan de Mena, Luis de Góngora, Marco Anneo Lucano and Ángel de Saavedra, also known as the Duke of Rivas, were also born in Córdoba.
Excursion to Córdoba:
Departure from the hotels with direction to Córdoba and making a brief stop en route.
Upon arrival, we will visit the impressive Roman Bridge that takes us to the surroundings of the Cathedral of Cordoba, built next to the Mosque, visit of this magnificent monument, built in the seventh century became one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world , later converted into a Cathedral after the reconquest of Spain.
We will continue with the visit of the Synagogue of the early fourteenth century and the magnificent Jewish quarter, well known for its narrow streets and typical flower-filled courtyards.
Shopping. Free time in Córdoba during your stay in the city.
Panoramic by bus of the modern city and return to the Costa del Sol.
Includes transportation, and guide.