Córdoba belongs to the autonomous region of Andalusia and is located
to the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Bathed by the river Guadalquivir, it
is at an altitude of 124 meters above sea level and at a distance of 138 kilometers
of Seville and 400 of Madrid. It has a population of more than 320,000 inhabitants.
Its economy is based on the cordovan silverware, leather industry,
metal handicrafts, iron, pottery and the tourist sector.
Its climate is mild during the winter and very hot summers
with temperatures exceeding 40 º.
It highlights in its gastronomy the olive oil (very beneficial
for the health), Salmorejo, stews of lamb, gazpacho, hams, loin and salami.
The patron saint festivities of San Rafael Archangel are held
during the 24th of October with liturgical and gastronomic events.
Museums and monuments in Córdoba
• Mosque of Cordoba: built between the 8th and 10th
centuries, by order of-I. Within it is the Christian Cathedral of Santa Maria.
• Provincial Archaeological Museum: Prehistoric Exhibition of Arabic,
Iberian, Romanesque and Visigoth art.
• Julio Romero de Torres Museum: Contains collections by the Cordovan
• Provincial Museum of Fine Arts: works by Goya, Murillo and Zurbarán
can be seen.
• Ruins of Medina Azahara: Caliph Palace of-II and its successors.
• Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Fuensanta: the tradition places the apparition
of the Virgin and the healing powers of her spring.
• Synagogue: a Hebrew temple built in the year 1315.
• Torre de Calahorra: Islamic fortress located on the banks of the Guadalquivir
Google map of Córdoba