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Holiday Park; In the mountains; Among nature
La Carlota is situated near the city of Córdoba in Andalusia, which is 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 will also find the Sierra de Cardena nature park which has magnificent river scenery as well as a rich fauna including lynx, wolves, otters and numerous birds of prey. The southern part belongs to Campina, the agricultural region of the Guadalquivir where excellent wines and olive oil are produced. On the edge of Campina there is La Subbetica, a region with many beautiful white villages and lots of 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 in the world. The building reveals traces of many cultures and its 860 marble columns create a unique play of light and shadow. After the reconquest of Córdoba by the Christians, the mosque was partially transformed into a Catholic cathedral. In Cordoba you can visit Judería (the Jewish Quarter) with its old synagogue, the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir and the Alcazar de los Reyes Católicos', a 15th-century castle with beautiful gardens. In addition to Córdoba, the city of Seville is a real winner. One of the best-known buildings in 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 is also 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 and dance. You will also find many places where bull fights are held. In the area of Jerez de la Frontera, which is where sherry comes from, you can visit one of many bodegas.