Information about the historic city of Cordoba
Cordoba was once the capital of Al-Andalus, the Moslem-occupied territories in the Iberian Peninsula during the period referred to in Northern Europe as the Dark Ages. In the 10th and early 11th centuries, it was the most powerful and influential city in Europe . Cordoba's historic centre, declared a Universal Heritage Site by UNESCO, still reflects those Moorish times and its earlier Roman heritage.
The Mosque of Cordoba (La Mezquita), Cordoba's Cathedral since 1236, is one of Spain's most visited attractions and the foremost example of Islamic architecture in Spain.
Cordoba also boasts the second largest Old Town in Europe. The architecture throughout the city reflects the influence and mixture of the diverse cultures that have settled it throughout history including Jewish, Roman and Moorish inhabitants.
Córdoba has the warmest summer high temperatures in Spain and Europe with average high temperatures around 37 °C in July and similar heat in August.
Useful Information & Resources about Cordoba
- A travel information guide for Cordoba Spain written by a long-time resident. In it you will find the information you need on Cordoba hotels, monuments, sightseeing, eating and festivals to plan your trip to Andalusia (southern Spain).
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