In Cordoba, the ancient and the artistic combine in a captivating combination of culture; architectural monarchs reign over the city, drawing inspiration from global religions and traditions. Glory and grandeur are rife amidst the sinuous streets of Cordoba, whether you’re wandering the compact Jewish quarters or making a pilgrimage to sacred Islamic ruins; this is a city guaranteed to surprise and seduce with a dynamic cityscape that will ignite cultural interest until it’s a blazing bonfire of curiosity and captivation.
Even the most worldly wanders still wax lyrical about the unearthly beauty of Crodoba’s Mezquita, the great mosque which amalgamates distinctive cultures and religions in a magnificent myriad. The mosque houses a 16th century cathedral in its centre and the infinitely spacious interior offers a phantasmagorical vision of terracotta striped arches; almost a thousand columns support this sublime structure, beneath which mysterious doorways lead to quaint courtyards covered in orange trees.
The regal ruins of Madinat-al-Zahra still glitter a semblance of the imperial grandeur abandoned in the 10th century; this opulent city was built by an ancient ruler to pay homage to his beautiful wife, but was shortly left to collapse and crumble after her death. The sites museums is a cultural odyssey that documents everything from the planning to the eventual demise of the city, illustrating information with relics and drawings.
Because of its cosmopolitan culture, Cordoban cusine enjoys a wealth of international influences and creative culinary concepts; Taberna Luque is unanimously hailed as one of the city’s most remarkable restaurants due to its inimitable atmosphere and delectable traditional dishes. Dine in the restaurant’s rustic warmth upon local delicacies such as Iberico ham, soft sheep’s cheese, baby lamb cutlets and roasted rabbit before concluding your culinary highlight with fine bottle of wine.(Calle Blanco Belmonte 4, 14003 Cordoba)