L’anectote: The words shoemaker and shoemaker come from the city of Cordoba, whose leather was very famous in the Middle Ages.
The historical figure: Ibn Rochd of Cordoba, better known in the West by his Latinized name of Averroes, was born in Cordoba on April 14, 1126. He is one of the most brilliant minds of the Middle Ages: philosopher, theologian, jurist, mathematician and doctor. This Arabic-speaking Muslim influenced the West for centuries after his death.
Cordoba, Andalusian gem
Forest of columns of the mezquita, the mosque-cathedral
The Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir river
Getting lost in the alleys of the Jewish quarter
Les Jardins de l’Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Or sleep ?
The Houses of the Jewish Quarter brings together five houses, the oldest of which dates from the end of the 15th century. The food is excellent and the reception quality. It’s hard not to succumb to the charm of this traditional Andalusian house!
Another option, the Parador of Cordoba, built on the ruins of the summer palace of Abderramán. Perched on the heights of the city, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of its wonders! On the menu of the restaurant, local specialties such as salmorejo cordovan (typical Cordoba gazpacho).
Our good addresses
Are you looking for a bar where they serve you a free tapas with beer? Direction Las Tendillas square, look for Calle Alonso de Burgos: here is the The Poem Tavern. And for a restaurant that is a little gourmet, note the Casa Mazal, which won the Cordoba Gourmet 2018 prize. As a bonus, the setting is top notch: a 14th century Jewish house, between stone columns and a period patio.
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