In its 10th century heyday, the Spanish city of Cordoba (then ruled by the Moors) was the largest metropolis in Europe and a vital centre of learning and culture. Nowadays, Cordoba is a modern, thriving city but visitors venturing into the Jewish Quarter or one of the many ancient Mosques can easily discover the amazing cultural legacies left behind by the Moors.
Attractions are within easy reach from hotels in Cordoba. The architecturally and spiritually inspiring Mezquita de Cordoba was originally a mosque. Dating back to 785AD, it was consecrated as a Christian cathedral in 1236.
As befits a city of overwhelming historical significance, Cordoba has a fantastic selection of museums. Culture lovers staying at hotels in Cordoba will delight in the city's Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the neighbouring Julio Romero de Torres Museum.
Book your hotel in Cordoba in May and you might catch the colourful Patios competition when private courtyards are open to the public, the May Crosses festival or the Battle of the Flowers parade. Check with the concierge of your hotel in Cordoba for up to date festival information.
When all the wandering gets too much, take refuge in the city's sumptuously restored traditional hammam bath.