About the Destination:
The province of Cordaba is situated in Southern Spain, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.Cordoba was the capital of Muslim Spain, and the most powerful state in Western Europe, both politically and economically. However, today Cordoba, along with a small number other coastal regions of Spain, has been one of the few places where European history that has actually seen Muslims, Jews, and Christians living harmoniously together in recent decades. It has always been an important place of culture and since 1994, the historic centre is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here, history can be found at every street corner.
The main touristic feature, the Mezquita, is a unique structure which, on its own, could tell the whole story of the city. But as if this was not enough, there plenty more to see and do. Indeed, the Judería, the Alcázar de Los Reyes Cristianos, the Episcopal Palace, the Roman Bridge, the Torre de Calahorra, the city walls, the Plaza del Potro, the Albolafia Mill and the many hidden patios of the old town.
As a province, Cordoba is a place of mountain ranges, (Sierras.) In the north, the Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park, the province's largest protected park, is a scenic destination for everyone who loves the outdoor. It is a rural landscape with many attractive towns and villages. The countryside of the south, in contrast, consists mainly of fertile plains. The River Guadalquivir, which flows through the city of Cordoba, is an integral part of the province's history. Once you have settled down in this province in Andalucia or as part of your getting to familiarise yourself, with its historic treasures, the top of your orientation agenda should be Medina Azahara, the ruins of the city which was, in the 10th century, the capital city of Al-Andalus, the nation which ruled the Southern part of medieval Spain.
Airports and Transport:
There are a number of airports, train, bus and car hire services in the region. Cadiz and Jerez, however, invariably, do not provide direct access to these destinations from the UK.
British airways, Vueling and Iberia airlines provide direct flights from London City Airport to Granada airport (GRX) several times a week, alternatively, many people fly to Malaga airport, (AGP) which is the nearest, 125 km from Granada, which is a 90 minutes drive and 1Hr + 44 mins 167.4Km to Cordaba. Seville airport (SVQ) does provide some direct flight from the UK . Once you have landed here, you can drive to Cordaba in 1Hr 27 mins, 133 Km via the A4.
The average temperatures in Cordoba. August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at 10°C (49°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in June. The wettest month is November with an average of 100mm of rain.
Relocating to Cordaba, in Andalucia:
For the important process of integration of yourself and your family into Spain to be smooth, and you being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle as soon as possible, one must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very difficult for a number of obvious reasons; the possible language barrier, national/local customs and politics, Access to health care and so on.. Naturally, this will apply to anybody, relocating to a new, non-English speaking country. Quite simply, if you are ill-informed or have not sought sufficient and sound advice. Being "armed" with such information will assist with this settling in process and the whole experience will be made so much easier by sourcing information and resources, avoiding common pitfalls and giving you more time to relax and unwind here as fast as possible.
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Settling In Your New Home in Spain:
If you are going to purchase a property in Spain, it is highly recommended that you consider before you make the move, even months in advance, what the bureaucratic obligations for yourself, your family and the local community laws. If you have spoken to one of our advisers beforehand you will at the very least be aware of what needs to be done and you have possibly started the process of; registration, health, Town Hall, your car and so on. There are so many things to think about, once you have made the final leg of your journey and you arrive in Spain, the last thing you want to do is spend your time, on what can be very lengthy processes, which can be very stressful and costly if you do not speak Spanish.
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