"Cordoba" Andalucía Things to Do Tip by blint

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Cordoba is situated in the north of Andalucia and attracts plenty of tourism thanks to it's historical buildings and beautiful patios.

The main reason to come to Cordoba surely has to be to visit the illustrious MEZQUITA which is now a Cathedral but is mainly Islamic in architecture. The most typical image of it is of it's red and white striped inner arches and pillars though there is more to it than just them. For example you have the lovely Patio de los Naranjos (The Orange Tree Patio) and the Mudejar, Puerta del Perdon (Forgiveness Gate).

Cordoba also hosts many Roman Remains such it's Roman Bridge, Temple and Theatre. In fact Cordoba was the Capital of the Roman province of Baetica (Betica).

There is also an extensive Jewish quarter complete with Market and Synagogue. Though aside from the the stars of David they sell in the Zoco (market) it is hard to see any other Jewish influence left in the town.

So apart from the historical monuments why else come to Cordoba which is situated inland in Andalucia far from the beaches? For the patios of course. Cordoba is famous for it's flowery patios and every May there is a patio competition when the public can go and visit the patios normally hidden away in the centre of peoples homes. Though at other times of the year you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of them through the iron bar gateways.

In May there is also the Festival of the Crosses (Fiesta de las Cruces) where large flowery crosses are erected all over the town where people gather to get drunk. This pseudo religious festival also takes place in Ganada too.

For more info visit my Cordoba page: Take me to Cordoba

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  • Updated Jan 18, 2008
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