Only two hours away from Málaga is yet another jewel in the Andalusian region. Córdoba. The first thing that pops into people’s mind when mentioning Córdoba is of course the spectacular Mezquita, an architectural wonder whose expanse and beauty will always need to be seen to be believed. The Mezquita’s unique history makes it unforgettable. These days it’s called the Mezquita-Cathedras. In the 16th century, years after the Muslims were expelled from Spain, the Catholics built their cathe-dral right on top of the mosque.
What would life be without coffee? Most countries have their own way to drink this dark brew and in Spain it’s called “Carajillo”. Served throughout the day in a small glass, the coffee is spiced with liquor that’s been heated with lemon rind, cinnamon and sugar.
The national symbol of Spain, Flamenco, a complex dance that incorporates poetry, movement and musical accompaniment, originated in Andalusia. This expressionistic dance form that from the beginning was frowned on, is today a highly valued art form and was declared a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” by Unesco in 2010.