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Highlights in Cordoba
- Roman Catholic Mezquita Cathedral
- Former Caliph's Residence Medina Azahara
- Palace of the Christian Kings
- Festival of the Patios
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Vacation rentals in Córdoba
With an air-conditioned holiday apartment directly at the pedestrian precinct in the city centre you have it not far to the beautiful old town. Also the mosque of Córdoba as well as numerous shopping possibilities are only a few meters away. A family-friendly vacation rental with a fully equipped kitchen and terrace promises even more freedom. A finca also invites you to relax, away from the centre and tourist streams.
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Location and orientation
The Spanish city of Córdoba is the capital of the province of the same name and lies in the south of the country. Nuremberg's twin city is ideally connected to the Spanish railway and highway network. If you want to travel by plane, the nearest airports are Malaga and Jerez de la Frontera.
Who has the most beautiful courtyard? This is revealed by the Patios Festival, a tradition that has been declared a UNESCO intangible World Heritage Site.
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About 8 kilometres west of Córdoba there is a ruin on a slope, which is partly well preserved. Here once stood the imposing palace town of Medina Azahara, whose terraced construction began in 936 and was completed in 976. It was built by Caliph Abd ar-Rahma-III in honour of his concubine. Thanks to its location, you can also enjoy a wonderful view here.2. Landmark Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
The history of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, the palace of the Christian kings, was very eventful. In the 8th century an old caliph's residence stood on the site before Alfonso XI had the palace 1.328 built in its present form. Its architecture testifies to a mixture of palace and fortress. Also worth seeing is the impressive garden with fountains and water games.3rd impressive church Mezquita Cathedral
The town owes the appointment of the old town of Córdoba as a UNESCO World Heritage Site not least to the Mezquita Cathedral. In view of its construction beginning in 784, the mosque is considered the first Arab monument in the western world. Caliphs and emirs extended the mosque again and again until 987, before the cathedral was consecrated to the Christian church in 1,236. Particularly worth seeing are the dome and the high altar, which were only installed later.