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Holiday Park; In the countryside; Among nature
La Carlota is situated near the city of Córdoba, in Andalusia, in southern Spain. The Guadalquivir River divides the province of Córdoba into two different areas. North of the river lies the Sierra Morena, a gently sloping area with vast landscapes. Here you can find the Sierra de Cardena nature reserve, a park with magnificent river scenery and a rich fauna which includes lynx, wolves, otters and numerous birds of prey. The southern part belongs to Campina, an agricultural area of the Guadalquivir where excellent wines and olive oil are produced. On the edge of Campina lies La Subbetica, a region with lovely white villages and an outstanding natural beauty. The city of Cordoba, with its famous Mezquita, is also worth a visit. The Mezquita is an impressive mosque and at 23,000 m² is the third largest mosque in the world. The building shows traces of many cultures and its 860 marble columns create a unique play of light and shadow. With the reconquest of Córdoba by the Christians, the mosque was partly transformed into a Catholic cathedral. In Cordoba, you can also visit Judería (the Jewish Quarter) with its old synagogue, Roman bridge spanning the Guadalquivir and the Alcazar de los Reyes Católicos', a 15th-century lock with beautiful gardens. In addition to Córdoba, the city of Seville is a real winner. One of the best known buildings of the city is the cathedral of Maria de la Sede, the largest church in Europe after St. Peter's in Rome and St Paul's Cathedral in London. It has the distinction of being the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Another impressive monument of Seville is the 14th-century palace of Alcázar, an important example of Mudéjar architecture. Andalusia is also known for flamenco music / dance and you can find many places where bull fights are organized. In the area of Jerez de la Frontera (where sherry originated) you can visit one of many bodegas.