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mosque cathedral cordoba
Exactly 30 years ago , Cordoba´s mesmerizing Mosque – Cathedral (The Mezquita) was designated a World Heritage Site. Ten years later, the Historic Centre surrounding it was added to the list. So, there´s never been a better time to visit one of Andalucia´s cultural jewels to celebrate their big UNESCO anniversies... 30 years : The Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba (UNESCO Nov 1984). 20 years : The Historic Centre of Cordoba (UNESCO Dec 1994). Here´s...
mezquita in cordoba spain
The Google Doodle celebrates the 888th birthday of Averroes , one of the greatest intellectual figures in the history of Islam, born in Cordoba (Spain). As we all know, Google regularly tweaks its logo to incorporate famous people, birthdays, notable dates and historical events etc. Well, today the site decided to pay homage to Averroes, one of the greats of Islamic thinking, and featured the famous horseshoe arches of Cordoba´s mesmerizing M...
roman bridge and mezquita cordoba
Cordoba´s Historic Centre has received the prestigious Europa Nostra award for Cultural Heritage and Conservation in recognition of its recent restoration of the city´s Roman bridge, Calahorra Tower and Triumphal Arch (Bridge Gate). The complex project, which lasted 10 years and is now fully complete, included the long 1st century BC Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river; the Puerta del Puente , a renaissance gate which was transformed a...
flamenco in cordoba
Football or Flamenco in June…? The World Cup kicks off in Brazil (12 Jun–13 Jul) with Spain one of the favourites to recapture their title, but if you’re keen to escape a summer football overdose , then why not head to Andalucia for an extra dreamy Mid-Summer weekend away… * FLAMENCO FIESTA - 20 to 22 June 2014 Celebrate the Summer solstice (21 June) at a unique flamenco event in the steamy streets of Cordoba, the Noche Blanca de Flamenco , a 24...
Mezquita cordoba andalucia
The mesmerizing Mezquita (Cathedral / Great Mosque) in Cordoba has been included in the “ Top 25 Landmarks in the World ” list announced by Tripadvisor website today. Ranked at No.6 in the world, Cordoba’s Mezquita is Europe’s highest-placed attraction, beating all of the bigger-name sites like the St Peter’s Basilica and Colosseum (Rome), Duomo (Florence) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris) to the top spot. Two of Andalucia’s other great cultural...
Mercado Victoria gastro market Cordoba
Andalucia’s first gastro-market, Mercado Victoria , opens in Cordoba; plus our “Top 5 Foodie Highlights” of Andalucia... Cordoba’s new gastro-market, Mercado Victoria, has opened this week; just in time for the city’s famous Patios Festival (8-19 May). It is the first gourmet market in Andalucia, similar in concept to the popular San Miguel market in Madrid, and promises to be a major new attraction for Cordoba - a city which is fast becoming...
Granada Music & Dance Festival 2013
What’s On in Andalucia – Spring/Summer May signals the start of the busy spring/summer season of local ferias, cultural events and festivals in Andalucia. It is also one of the best times of year to visit the region with long, warm sunny days and balmy evenings. Read on for our favourite cultural events in Andalucia this May & June… MAY 1-5 May : Cruces de Mayo , Cordoba, with patios and squares adorned with large crosses decorated in...
The Parque Natural de la Subbética near Priego de Cordoba celebrates its 25 th anniversary in 2013 and yet remains one of Andalucia’s least visited national parks . Located at the heart of Andalucia, equidistant from the magnificent cities of Granada and Cordoba, this unspoiled mountainous region lends itself as a relaxing base for visiting these great cities, discovering local towns and white villages (eg Priego de Cordoba, Almedinilla and...
fiestas may andalucia
Cordoba’s Festival de los Patios has recently been inscribed on the UNESCO List of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, joining Flamenco and the Mediterranean Diet, which were added to the same list in 2010. As well as buildings and natural features, UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity encompasses cultural traditions, practices and crafts which are defined as being traditional, contemporary and living; inclusive;...