Firey Orange Sunset Above the Guadalquivir River, Cordoba
Jardines de la Agricultura, located between the Jardines de la Victoria and the Paseo de C?rdoba: it includes numerous trails that radially converge to a round square which has a fountain or pond. This is known as the duck pond, and, in the center, has an island with a small building in which these animals live. Scattered throughout the garden are numerous sculptures such as the sculpture in memory of Julio Romero de Torres, the sculpture to the composer Julio Aumente and the bust of Mateo Inurria. In the north is a rose garden in form of a labirynth
Parque de Miraflores, located on the south bank of the river Guadalquivir. It was designed by the architect Juan Cuenca Montilla as a series of terraces. Among other points of interest as the Salam and Miraflores Bridge and a sculpture by Agust?n Ibarrola. Parque Cruz Conde, located southwest of the city, is an open park and barrier-free park in English gardens style. Paseo de Cordoba. Located on the underground train tracks, it is a long tour of several kilometers in length with more than 434,000?m?. The tour has numerous fountains, including six formed by a portico of falling water which form a waterfall to a pond with four levels. Integrated into the tour is a pond of water from the Roman era, and the building of the old train station of RENFE, now converted into offices of Canal Sur.
Puente Romano in the Early Evening
Jardines de la Victoria. Within the gardens there are two newly renovated facilities, the old Caseta del C?rculo de la Amistad, today Caseta Victoria, and the Kiosko de la m?sica, as well as a small Modernist fountain from the early 20th century. The northern sector, called Jardines of Duque de Rivas, features a pergola of neoclassical style, designed by the architect Carlos S?enz de Santamar?a; it is used as an exhibition hall and a caf? bar.
C?rdoba has a total of seven bridges, one of which is under construction. Roman Bridge, over the Guadalquivir River. It links the area of Campo de la Verdad with Barrio de la Catedral. It was the only bridge of the city for twenty centuries, until the construction of the San Rafael Bridge in the mid-20th century. Built in the early 1st century BC, during the period of Roman rule in C?rdoba, probably replacing a more primitive of wood, it has a length of about 250 meters and consists of 16 arches. San Rafael Bridge, consisting of eight arches of 25 m span and a length of 217 meters. The width is between parapets, divided into 12 meters of cobblestone for four circulations and two tiled concrete sidewalks. It was inaugurated on 29 April 1953 joining the Avenue Corregidor with Plaza de Andaluc?a
. In January 2004, the plaques reading "His Excellency the Head of State and Generalissimo of all the Armies, Francisco Franco Bahamonde, opened this bridge of the Guadalquivir on 29 April 1953", which were in each of the entrances of the bridge, each in its own direction, were removed. Andalusia Bridge, a suspension bridge. Puente de Miraflores, known as "the rusty bridge". This bridge links the Street San Fernando and Ronda de Isasa with the Miraflores peninsula. It was designed by Herrero, Su?rez and Casado and inaugurated on 2 May 2003. At first, in 1989, had considered the proposal of the architect-engineer Santiago Calatrava, that would looks like the Lusitania Bridge of M?rida, but was eventually discarded because of is potential impact on the artistic whole of the historic, because with its height could cover the view of the Great Mosque. Autov?a del Sur Bridge. Abbas Ibn Firmas Bridge, under construction. It is part of the future variant west of C?rdoba. Puente del Arenal, connecting Avenue Campo de la Verdad with the Recinto Ferial (fairground) of Cordoba.
Tourism is especially intense in C?rdoba during May because of the weather and as this month hosts three festivals. The May Crosses Festival takes place at the beginning of the month. During three or four days, crosses of around 3 meters of height are placed in many squares and streets and decorated with flowers and a contest is held to choose the most beautiful one. Usually there is regional food and music near the crosses. The Patios Festival is celebrated during the second and third week of the month. Many houses of the historic center open their private patios to the public and compete in a contest. Both the architectonic value and the floral decorations are taken into consideration to choose the winners. It is usually very difficult and expensive to find accommodation in the city during the festival. C?rdoba's Fair takes place at the ending of the month and is similar to the better known Seville Fair with some differences, mainly that the Seville one is private, while the Cordoba one is not.