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About Cordoba

About Cordoba | Info on Cordoba

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Population: 328,500 - Altitude: 120 Mt - Website: www.turismodecordoba.org

Cordoba is one of the eight provincial capitals of Andalucia, and is located in the north of the region, at the foot of the Sierra Morena Mountains. It’s a city with a spectacular old town perfect to explore on foot; Cordoba is also known for its great food and the many bodegas where you can enjoy the local wine.

Architecturally, the old town is definitely Arabic; you will see it in the shape of the streets and the squares, with the jewel being the beautiful Mezquita de Cordoba, the ancient Mosque.
In 1984 the historical center was declared World Heritage Site by the Unesco organization.

In fact, Cordoba has been the capital of the Hispania Baetica during the Roman Empire and the capital of the Caliphate of Cordoba under the Moorish domination. In this period the city was governing almost the entire peninsula and was considered the most populous city in the world, reaching almost half a million inhabitants, an amazing number considering this was happening in the 10th century.
The city decline started in the 16th century, with its lower point in the 18th century when Cordoba had just over 20,000 people.

Today Cordoba is a medium size city, and a cultural reference in Spain, it was a runner up Candidate City for the European Capital of Culture in 2016; its economy is based mainly on agriculture and tourism.

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