Located in heart of the southern region of Andalucía and on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Córdoba is a modern city that celebrates the legacy of the cultures and civilizations of its colored past.
The bulk of the city's sights are located in the picturesque historic quarter, which earned Córdoba status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The massive Mezquita (Mosque). Once Córdoba's time as the center of Spain's Islamic empire came to an end with the Spanish Reconquest, a cathedral was symbolically plopped right in the middle of the Great Mosque's characteristic sea of columns and candy cane striped arches.
Fanning out from the Mezquita is the infinitely picturesque Judería, which was once the city's Jewish neighborhood. Lose yourself in this labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, quaint whitewashed houses, beautifully decorated courtyards, peaceful fountains, the aroma of orange blossoms and hundreds of bright flowerpots overflowing with flowers. Along the way you may stumble across such attractions as the Calleja de las Flores, one of the three synagogues in all of Spain that survived the Inquisition, a museum or two and much more.
If you're looking to hit the town, there's certainly no shortage of social life in Córdoba. Cordobeses are famous for their affinities for socializing, partying, eating, drinking and, in general, having fun and living life to the fullest. Dining establishments of all styles and price ranges are dispersed throughout the the city, as are bars and taverns. When the drinking locales of the historic quarter close around midnight, the crowds migrate to the newer parts of town where an eclectic variety of nocturnal establishments will keep you up until dawn!
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