The origins of Córdoba are lost in time. Its location near the river and the richness of the lands of the countryside made it an ideal place for the first prehistoric occupations. But it is not until the Final Bronze Age (9th and 8th centuries BC) when the first settlement itself is created. With the arrival of Phoenicians and Greeks to the peninsula, the city reaffirms itself as an important mining and commercial center thanks to the navigability of the Guadalquivir. This fact favored the relations and the artistic and commercial diffusion, integrating to this locality with the main cities of the moment.
Unesco (Cultural, Scientific and Educational Organization of the United Nations) recognized in 1994 the universal importance of the historical properties of Cordoba, extending the title of World Heritage not only to the Cathedral Mosque, but also to the whole urban area that surrounds it . In addition, in December 2012, Cordoba received another badge: The Feast of Los Patios was recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.