Nicknamed “The City of World heritages, Cordoba is located in south-central Spain. Remote workers from all over come and find coliving spaces while learning about and experiencing this beautiful, ancient city.
Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, Cordoba has one of the biggest historical quarters in the world. Having been home to many Romans, Christians, Muslims, and Jews centuries ago, the city is rich in both culture and architecture. The Mezquita or the Mosque of Cordoba is the largest mosque in the world. There's much more to enjoy beyond old buildings - the city has a great music scene too. May is an exciting month when the city hosts three festivals: The Patios festival, the May Crosses Festival, and Cordoba’s Fair.
Though many Spanish foods are available, Cordoban cuisine has some tasty offerings. Salmorejo is a cold tomato soup similar to gazpacho, but instead of additional vegetables, diced ham and a boiled egg are added. Flamenquin is a piece of pork loin rolled with ham and cheese, then breaded and fried. For dessert try pastel cordobes, a flaky kind of pumpkin pie.
Getting around town is easily done by bus or taxi. If you want to take in the scenery a bit slower there are also bike rentals.
Cordoba has a Mediterranean climate, though because it is not directly on the ocean, it has mild winters (high 50s) and hot summers (high 90s). Summers are quite dry, with nearly no rainfall in July and August - a perfect time to find a nice coliving space and enjoy the sun.
Here are some fun facts about Cordoba:
- A single Roman bridge was the only way into the city from the south for 20 centuries
- Cordoba was founded in 169 BC by the Romans
- If you were to go straight through the center of the Earth from Cordoba, you would arrive in Hamilton, New Zealand, its antipodal city.
- The Roman philosopher Seneca was born here