Córdoba is a medium-sized city in the middle of Andalusia, the most southerly region of Spain. It is best known for its amazing 9th century mosque and the old quarter, with its maze of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, and there are many remains of Roman and Arabic buildings.
However, there is definitely a mix of old and new in Córdoba, and there are more modern parts of the city too, with shopping centres, bars and cinemas etc.The weather is generally warm and dry for most of the year, although temperatures can drop between November and February, (2-12ºC) and June - September are extremely hot (35-40ºC).
Córdoba is a small city and you can generally get around everywhere on foot. The cost of living is still quite low compared with big Spanish cities. For a small city, there is a wide variety of shops and there are very good sports facilities for anyone interested in keeping fit.
More information about Córdoba
You can find lots more information about Córdoba in English (translated by the school!) on the Córdoba Tourist Board website: http://english.turismodecordoba.org/index2.cfm and at the following sites:
http://www.cordoba.es (Local Council website in Spanish only).
http://tienda.andalucia.org (Pamphlet you can download with general information about Córdoba in English).