Capital of the province of Cordoba in Andalucia, southern Spain, Cordoba, with a population in 2011 of 330,033 has many sites of architectural importance. During the 10th and beginning of the 11th century, Cordoba was the most populous city in the world and during that time was the intellectual center of Europe.
Guitarist, Andres Segovia (1893-1987) described Granada as a “place of dreams, where the Lord put the seed of music in my soul.” Founded in 1492, the city is the capital of the province of Granada. It is a magical place containing the famed Alhambra. Its population in 2011 is 240,099.