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3 night Cordoba Patios Festival 2014 package

Includes:

 
-      3 nights four star Parador Cordoba in a standard double room with full buffet breakfast daily
-      Private half day guided tour of the Jewish quarter, the Mezquita and patios of Cordoba (includes entrances tickets)
-      Flamenco performance at traditional flamenco tablao
-      Relaxing session at the Hamman Arab baths includes an optional 15-minute massage.
-      3 days compact car rental VW Polo car or similar
-      Comprehensive documentation pack with city maps, tourist information, itineraries, suggestions, etc.
-      All local taxes

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Cordoba Patios Festival 2014 - Special 3 night Package

READ OUR BLOG ABOUT THE CORDOBA PATIOS FESTIVAL

 

The Parador

 

The combination of the luxury of the Parador brand and the panoramic views of the city make this our number one location for visiting Cordoba. The hotel was built on the ruins of the small summer palace of Abderraman I  - as you can imagine it was chosen for strategic and aesthetic reasons - on a hill at the foot of the Cordoba Sierra.

Not only are the views spectacular but in the hot summer months – the temperature at the parador registers 4ºC lower than in the city centre. We recommend you cool off from a day’s sights-seeing with a swim in the pool or a stroll in the parador’s private grounds which include Los Naranjos– the gardens where the first palm trees were planted in Europe.

As you would expect with any parador – the indoor spaces are bright and airy – with many lounges where you can relax and discuss the day’s events or plan the followings day’s activities. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. And – as always - the restaurant offers a full a-la-carte menu and showcases local dishes such as ''salmorejo cordobes'' (chilled vegetable soup), ''gazpacho blanco de almendras'' (chilled almond soup) and steak in green sauce. The buffet breakfast is extensive – you’ll need the three mornings to sample everything on offer!

 

The Mezquita/Mosque

 

Words cannot describe the beauty or convey the extraordinary history of this building. Now a Catholic cathedral, this Great Mosque began its life in 600 as a visigothic church – you can still see the ruins of the original structure in one small excavated section of the building. In 784, it was re-fashioned as a mosque, when Abd-ar-Rahman established Cordoba as capital of al-Andalus, and was extended during successive periods by Abd-ar-Rahman II, Al-Hakam II and Almanzor. The dazzling work was further adapted when it passed over to Catholic hands in 1236 – the year that King Ferdinand III of Castille took the city of Cordoba. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at this one of a kind place of worship with its courtyards, minaret, 800 columns and stunningly gilded mosaics. A must-see for any visitor to Spain.

 

The Patios

 

Cordoba’s courtyards (patios) are UNESCO-listed shared outdoor spaces that have been lovingly cared for and tended to by residents. You will be bowled over by the romance of these architectural treasures and if you view them in the warmer months - you’ll appreciate the practicality of their design. Every May, the courtyards put on amazing displays as they compete against each other for the town hall prize of best patio. Not to be missed!

 

The Flamenco show

 

Enjoy stirring flamenco vocals, rhythmic guitars and captivating dance in this fantastic courtyard tablao close to the Mezquita. A truly genuine and uplifting experience.

 

The Hammam Arab Baths

 

Steep yourself in history (literally) at this unique spa experience – right beside the Mezquita. Choose your favourite scent (rose, red amber, lavender, violet and orange blossom) at the aroma corner, bathe in the cold, warm and hot pools while you look up at the starred ceiling, then have a 15-minute leg and/or back massage, and have a herbal tea before re-emerging to the historic centre of Cordoba. The best way to re-charge your batteries. Unbeatable!

 

The Car

Included in this offer is a group A (5-door VW Polo or similar) manual-drive car with basic CDW/LDW insurance cover, unlimited mileage and theft waiver.

 

Don’t wait any longer. Contact Us and take advantage of this great package!

 

649 euros per person sharing - May 2014
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