The shiniest, sunny and also the warmest part of Europe. Córdoba is known around the globe due to its rich history and beautiful architectural heritages that are loved by travellers and art lovers alike. Under Islamic rule, the city was a leader in the region as an economic and political power and even rose to the extent that it was now a rival to the mighty Constantinople.
The iconic Great Mosque of Córdoba, Mezquita is now running as a cathedral, the most recognisable structure of the city. A small temple of Christian Visigoth origin, the temple belonged to Catholic Basilica of Saint Vincent of Lerin’s stood at the original site before being demolished and built into a mosque.
The city gave many great philosophers, scientists and artists to the world. The legacy of this city is so strong it helped shape up the nation of Spain and gave birth to a culture we all admire.
The culturally vibrant and festive Córdoba never fails to impress, wherever the eyes go, it’s a new and unique experience. Feel like dancing? Hop into Córdoba carnival and dance like there’s no tomorrow or get drunk in a wine lover’s delight, wine festival. The city is not visited by foreigners at large but is filled with domestic tourists tripping in the city on foot.
Also called Cordova in English, it is one of those rare cities still oozing out its essence. A major role it played was to emerge as a true and remarkable educational hub.
That’s how Córdoba got this fine mix of both Christian and Islamic culture. A community of Jews too thrived in the city in all aspects of their lives under Islamic rule which is now reflected in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba. Showering up a spectrum of culture!