Hotel Gran Plaza

Places of interest

  • Places to visit

    *Calleja de la luna
    *Calleja de las flores
    *Arco del Portillo en San Fernando
    *Puerta de Sevilla
    *Calleja del pañuelo
    *Plaza de Capuchinos (Cristo de los faroles)
    *Cuesta del Bailío
    *Plaza de la corredera
    *Plaza del potro
    *La calleja de los Arquillos
    Near the cathedral is the old Jewish quarter, which consists of many irregular streets, such as Calleja de las Flores and Calleja del Pañuelo, and which is home to the Synagogue and the Sephardic House.
    In the extreme southwest of the Old Town is the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a former royal property and the seat of the Inquisition; adjacent to it are the Royal Stables, where Andalusian horses are bred.
    Near the stables are located, along the walls, the medieval Baths of the Caliphate.
    In the south of the Old town and east of the great cathedral, in the Plaza del Potro, is the Posada del Potro, a row of inns mentioned in literary works including Don Quixote and La Feria de los Discretos, and which remained active until 1972. Both the plaza and the inn get their name from the fountain in the centre of the plaza, which represents a foal (potro). Not far from this plaza is the Arco del Portillo (a 14th-century arch).





Art and Culture

  • Museums

    Archeological and Ethnological Museum of Córdoba
    Julio Romero de Torres Museum
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Dioceses Museum
    Baths of the Fortress Califa
    Botanical Museum of Cordova
    Three Cultures Museum
    Bullfighting Museum
    Molino de Martos Hydraulic Museum
    Museo Palacio de Viana


  • Fernandine churches

    The city is home to 12 Christian churches that were built (many as transformations of mosques) by Ferdinand III of Castile after the reconquest of the city in the 13th century. They were to act both as churches and as the administrative centres in the neighborhoods into which the city was divided in medieval times. Some of those that remain are:
     
    Iglesia de Santa Marina de Aguas Santas, built in the 13th century.
    San Nicolás de la Villa.
    San Miguel.
    San Juan y Todos los Santos (also known as Iglesia de la Trinidad).
    Santa Marina de Aguas Santas.
    San Agustín. Begun in 1328, it has now an 18th-century appearance. The façade bell tower, with four bells, dates to the 16th century.
    San Andrés, largely renovated in the 14th and 15th centuries. It has a Renaissance portal (1489) and a bell tower from the same period, while the high altar is a Baroque work by Pedro Duque Cornejo.
    San Lorenzo.
    Church of Santiago.
    San Pedro.
    Santa María Magdalena. Like the others, it combines Romanesque, Mudéjar and Gothic elements.
    San Pablo. In the church's garden in the 1990s the ruins of an ancient Roman circus were discovered.[29]




Traditional Cuisine

  • Eating in Cordoba

    The main dishes in Cordoba are "Flamenquines", Salmorejo and "Rabo de Toro" Bull's tail.
    Salmorejo
     




Shopping

  • Shopping

    Thanks to the central location of the hotel you can easily walk around the city and discover a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants in the area and you can visit its main monuments.
     




Festivals

  • The May Crosses Festival

    The May Crosses Festival takes place at the beginning of the month. During three or four days, crosses of around 3 m height are placed in many squares and streets and decorated with flowers and a contest is held to choose the most beautiful one. Usually there is regional food and music near the crosses.
    The may crosses


  • Los Patios Festival

    The Patios Festival is celebrated during the second and third week of the month. Many houses of the historic centre open their private patios to the public and compete in a contest. Both the architectonic value and the floral decorations are taken into consideration to choose the winners. It is usually very difficult and expensive to find accommodation in the city during the festival.
    Patios


  • Córdoba's Fair

    Córdoba's Fair takes place at the ending of the month and is similar to the better known Sevilla Fair with some differences, mainly that the Sevilla one is private, while the Cordoba one is not.
    Cordoba's fair


  • Easter in Cordoba

    Córdoba holds one of the most popular Holy Week in Spain.  Processions with elaborate "pasos" which represents the scenes of the events of The Passion of Christ.
    Holy Week






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