Best example of the Caliphate period (X century a.C.)
After 1.5- 2 hrs drive from Costa del Sol, it’s possible to reach Cordoba city. First, be delighted by Roman monuments. Stroll through its narrow streets to discover some religious buildings that belong to different Religions: Synagogue, Mosque, Cathedral,… That’s the proof of the coexistence of Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages.
Only 10 kms away from Cordoba city, there are the ruins of a lavish and mysterious city-palace: Medina Azahara. Ordered to be build by the Caliph Ab-Al Rahman III and UNESCO site from 2018.
From the Christian period (Modern Ages), we highlight the Alcazar and the Cathedral.
Gualdalquivir river and "Montilla-Moriles" wine
The north of the province is occupied by “Sierra Morena”, the mountain range that crosses the north of Andalusia from east to west. The southern part is the place for the Sub-Baetica, a mountain range that is extended to Sierra Nevada. Between these mountain ranges, the Guadalquivir river circulates throughout the countryside and divides Cordoba city into two parts.
In the southern part of the province of Cordoba, “Montilla-Moriles” wine is produced. Due to its geographical location, it is possible to grow different varieties of white grape.