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1. History
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3. Food, drinks, accommodation
4. Parks, gardens, rivers, outdoor natural beauties
5. Souvenirs

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Visitors to Córdoba may like to see the Arqueological Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Bullfighting Museum, the Synagogue or the Torre de Calahorra.


If you're paying a visit to Córdoba you may want to shop a few souvenirs to take back home. Among these you will find typical Cordoban black hats, Spanish classical guitars, leatherwork, silverwork (at the Zoco Municipal) and jewellery at the Jewish Quarter.


As summer days are extremely hot, tourists enjoy walking in the town parks like El Alcazar, Paseo de la Victoria (the main park for promenades), Jardines de la Merced and Jardín Botánico. Although the gardens of El Alcazar originate from the Christian era, they are typically Moorish in design with ponds, fountains and aromatic plants. One characteristic landmark of the town of Córdoba is its Patios. Patio is a Spanish word to mean internal open courtyards typical of Andalusian traditional houses. It is a communal area around which all the bedrooms and living rooms are distributed. These patios are beautifully decorated with flowers and often tiles on the walls. They are at their best during the "Patio Contest" in the first days of May.


Córdoba was founded by the Romans and at that time it was a trading port city used to ship oil, wheat and wine back to ancient Rome. In the 10th century it became the western capital of the Islamic Empire El-Andalus. It was then that the Mezquita (Mosque) was originally built. The Christians reconquered Córdoba in 1236 and, later on, in the 16th century a cathedral was built inside the Mosque and so it has remained till today.


Also, they may want to taste the locally-produced dry light sherry wine called "Montilla/Moriles" available at most bars in town. Don't miss the "tapas" to go with it! Next to the Mezquita there used to be one of the best tortilla-tapa bars in the whole of the country! An economical way of trying local food is having the menu of the day. These can be found at most bars and restaurants. For a lunch or dinner "al fresco" try one of the attractive outdoor "patios". Stay as much as you like over your after-lunch coffee and keep the conversation going ...


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