Culture and Cuisine in Cordoba, Spain
Take Roman, Jewish, Catholic and Islamic monuments, throw in some original Mosques, synagogues and cathedrals, and you have Spain's most loved city: Cordoba. Full of festivals, flowers and nightlife to be proud of, Cordoba is a popular destination for young and old alike.
It is generally accepted that Cordoba is made up of 2 parts, the new city and the old city. The train station on Avenue de America down to the center of the city by the Plaza de las Tendillas is the modern, more commercial part of Cordoba. Down south, the maze of narrow streets known as the Juderia or Jewish Quarter is commonly accepted as the old city.
Accommodation in Cordoba
The majority of decent accommodation is found in the old city, Juderia. Full of white washed houses, it's a quieter residential type area that is quite pleasant to stay in.
We recommend that you book a number of months prior to the Holy Week in April 4-11 and before the peak summer season.
As is true of most of Spain, there are a number of hostales in the Cordoba area and a lovely quaint campsite too.
Food in Cordoba
The Mezquita area in Cordoba has many expensive places to eat, and even more tourists who're willing to go there. If you are however, looking to eat well without paying too much, then take a 5-minute walk in almost any direction. Your stomach will be rewarded with delicious specialties found in any of the popular outdoor 'terrazas'. Many Cordobans frequent the area between Calle Severo Ochoa and Calle Dr. Jimenez Diaz for a light meal or a drink before dinner.
Look out for the 'salmorejo', a very popular cream soup, or a 'rabo de toro', which is a regional speciality: bull's tail simmered in tomato sauce.