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Cordoba - A Magnificent Medieval Masterpiece in Northern Spain

Cordoba, in the heart of Andalucia, Spain, is a melting pot of cultural diversity, something that is reflected in the city's magnificent architecture and art. It is an ancient city, full of wonderful sights and amazing atmosphere. In the winter, Cordoba is relatively quiet and peaceful, which allows for gentle meanderings through its ancient streets and alleyways, but in the spring, the city comes to life as festival season takes hold and the Flamenco dancers burst on to the streets.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient settlement of Cordoba is of such great historical significance that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, Cordoba has played host to Romans, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, and many important philosophers, artists and scientists lived and died there. The past is very much still alive and well in modern Cordoba.

The Mezquita, a Moorish mosque and important symbol of Islam, still dominates the city. The narrow streets and quiet courtyards of the historic quarter surround the Mezquita. This is where you will find the majority of the tourists, but if you head into the Jewish quarter, there are many fascinating shops and restaurants hidden to explore.

Look out for the Roman Bridge across the Guadalquivir River, the Calle de las Flores, a very picturesque street near the Mezquita, and the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, the former headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition.

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Enjoy Cheap Car Hire in Cordoba

Thrifty is the ideal company to turn to if you are looking for car hire in Cordoba. Thrifty has more than fifty years' experience in the car rental industry and we have a small but comprehensive selection of popular vehicles for our customers.

Thrifty vehicles can be picked up from all major airports and other transport hubs, which is why a Thrifty hire car is a smart choice for business and leisure travelers. We only charge for the services you need, so you don't have to worry about hidden fees and extra costs when planning your travel budget.

Shop till You Drop in Cordoba

Thrifty Cordoba visitors will want to avoid the tourist hotspots around the Mezquita as the majority of shops in this area are full of cheap junk. Instead check out the ceramics and crafts in the main shopping area in and around the Plaza de las Tendillas. Gold and jewellery is a good buy, but avoid the tourist shops, as they are more expensive.

Few cities in Europe have as much to offer as Cordoba, but try and avoid visiting in the height of summer, as the heat is relentless. Instead, the best time to plan a trip to Cordoba is in the spring when the flowers are in full bloom.

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