Have the luxury for a long weekend in Cordoba? Then you are in for an adventure exploring this magnificent and unique city.
A city of moderate size, Cordoba promises a stay full of things to see, food to taste, and lifestyle to experience. Here are some of the things that you should not miss when visiting the city:
Cordoba’s heyday began during the 8th century, following the Moorish conquest. It was at this time when about 300 mosques and a large number of public buildings and palaces were built in the city. This huge number of architectural sites is enough to rival the beauty and splendours of Baghdad, Damascus and Constantinople. Thus, when in Cordoba these structures should be on top of your to-visit list. Check out the Mezquita, one of the world’s largest mosques, or the churches of Torre Fortaleza de la Calahorra and Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. The best thing about touring these sites is that aside from getting a glimpse of the city’s pride, they are for you to see for free.
The Lifestyle and Culture
Known for its colourful and rich culture, tourists will have a great time experiencing the Cordoban lifestyle. Do not forego to get a taste of the city’s best tapas, or order its characteristic dish, salmorejo which is a soup made from “puréed tomato, garlic, vinegar and bread.” At night, never miss an opportunity to catch a flamenco performance or dance with its beat yourself.
A long weekend in Cordoba is an ideal opportunity to get to know the city and embrace its offerings.