21st Century City with Old World Charm
Few cities can boast this combination of old-world charm with all the conveniences of modern life in the way that Cordoba can. But don’t take our word for it – come and see for yourself!
Arriving at the ultra-modern train station, you might think you’ve made a mistake and landed in Madrid or Barcelona. But take a short stroll past the palm trees, fountains and parks that lead to the old Jewish quarter, and soon the whitewashed walls and cobblestone streets will reassure you that you have indeed got the right place. In a city with an amazing wealth of architectural treasures, the ninth-century mosque is the jewel in the crown and a must-see for anybody ever visiting Spain.
Cordoba in May
Cordoba really lets its hair down for the local festivals in spring. Of course spring comes early in southern Spain with people taking to the streets in fancy dress for the Carnival in February. Soon afterwards, Easter is celebrated with candle-lit processions through the city streets. The month of May consists of a succession of local festivals including the festival of the crosses (cruces), the wine-tasting festival (la cata), and the patios festival.
The Recruitment Fair coincides with the patios festival with traditional houses opening their courtyards to the public and dancing and partying continuing into the small hours, all of which makes this a special time to visit the city.