Intercultural Programs for
High School Students
Study Abroad in Spain


Cordoba is an impressive and surprising city. Historically, it was in the rule of Abd al Rahman III when Cordoba really came to the limelight. In the year 929 Cordoba was proclaimed Capital of the independent Caliphate thus creating a schism with Damascus. In the 11th century it was one of the most important capitals in Europe. Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together peacefully and important philosophers, scientists, and artists emerged from this city.

The great Mosque of Cordoba is considered one of the most splendid Islamic monuments in the western world. Rows and rows of arches with more than 850 columns take students´ breath away. Cordoba is also a very lively town in the Andalusian tradition, a town of flamenco and bullfighting. Students take a walking tour of the labyrinthine streets, admiring the balconies decorated with colourful flowers and white washed patios.


IMPORTANT NOTE: If for any reason beyond the control of CIRI the trip couldn’t be taken, it will be substituted by another of similar characteristics.