It is the capital of the province, located in a valley of the Guadalquivir River at the foot of Sierra Morena. It has more than 300 000 inhabitants and is the third largest and most populous city in Andalusia after Seville and Malaga, and the 12th of Spain. In the old town you can still see buildings with architectural elements of the period when Cordoba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior in times of the Roman Republic, or Andalusia province during the Roman Empire and the Caliphate of Cordoba during the Muslim era, whose leaders ruled much of the Iberian peninsula. According to archaeological evidence, the city once had around one million people in the tenth century, being the largest, cultured and opulent city around the world.
Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. Ten years earlier, in 1984, the Mosque of Cordoba was also declared World Heritage. In addition the Festival of Patios was designated intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in December 2012. Recently, the Caliphate City of Medina Azahara has also been declared a World Heritage Site, so Córdoba is one of the few cities in the world with 4 statements as a world Heritage Site by Unesco. More information about tourism in Córdoba here.
Due to its unique geographical location Cordoba is well connected not only with Andalusia, but also with the rest of Spain, through the radial axis representing the A-4. Main accesses:
For bus information contact: www.estacionautobusescordoba.es – Tel: +34 957 40 40 40.
Cordoba is also well connected by train, since it is the bifurcation point linking Madrid and Malaga, Seville, Cadiz and Huelva.
In addition, communication between Cordoba and Seville, Malaga, Madrid, Valencia, Alicante and Barcelona is especially comfortable through High Speed (AVE) train . Duration of journeys:
-Seville-Córdoba: 40 minutes
-Málaga Cordoba: 50 minutes
-Madrid Cordoba: 1 hour 40 minutes
-Valencia Cordoba: 3 hours
-Alicante Cordoba: 4 hours
-Barcelona-Cordoba: 4 hours and 35 minutes
More information on http://www.renfe.com (note that train schedules are not definitely scheduled several months in advance, so they may not be published for the symposium dates depending on the date you search the information).
The nearest airports are Seville, Malaga and Madrid. Allow at least 2 hours between landing and the departure of the train (taking into account possible delays, passport control, baggage retrieval, long distances to walk inside the terminals …); for your return trip, leave 3 hours for long – distance flights (1 hour from the train station to the airport + 2 hours for check-in, passport control, etc.). You can also purchase your tickets at the train stations.
C/ Cairuán (Avda. Dr. Fleming) – Parking La Mezquita de CórdobaC/
Sevilla, 5 – Parking calle Sevilla
5Paseo de la Victoria- Avda. de la Libertad
AVE train station
Cordoba is characterised by Mediterranean climate. The humid masses of air that come from the Atlantic meet the orographic barrier of the Sierra, and in their journey the precipitations fall on the slopes, so when they reach the city its moisture has disappeared . Therefore it can be said that Sierra Morena is an important physical barrier that prevents the discharge of rain that comes from the Atlantic, where the storms are generated.
However, it is the valley of the Guadalquivir that facilitates the arrival of rainfall to the capital, since the masses of warm air that come from North Africa do not find any orographic barrier from the Gulf of Cadiz, discharging the rainfall along the Depression of the Guadalquivir, especially in autumn and spring.
Solar incidence in the Cordoba is important, providing us an average of 143 clear days, compared to 76 cloudy days.
As for temperatures, the highest are recorded in the summer period staying the rest of the year in a very soft average levels.
The average temperature in March, the month in which the symposium is held, is 12.9 ° C and the maximum is 25.8ºC
You can also download the map of Cordoba in PDF here: