Tourist Apartments “Alberca”
Tourist Apartments “Alberca” is a large building of apartments, all located in a traditional house designed around an original courtyard (patio) that preserves its Moorish pool.
There are seven classic and elegant apartments, each thematically distinct and with their own personality. They are made not only of classical materials like wood, marble and tiles but also of modern ones like European profile windows.
Each apartment is equipped with a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom (with beds and sofa bed) and a bathroom (one or two). In addition, all of them are equipped with their appliances and air conditioning (hot and cold). Besides, they have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.
Located in a quiet and pretty street in an area declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. Tourist Apartments “Alberca” is also close to the shopping center where you can find entertainment and all kind of restaurants. Besides, you can walk to the Jewish quarter, the Mosque and The Roman Bridge.
Córdoba is a city that invites you to walk through the narrow streets so Apartments “Alberca” offers personalized tourist information to visitors.
The house is a unique one; its pattern comes from the Roman “domus”. It was a single-family house which consisted of a patio which is the central piece of all the rooms around it.
The apartments are built into an old house dating back to the end of the 14th century, although its appearance remains virtually unchanged since 1878. It has been a family home for three generations until it has been recently redone into tourist Apartments.
The house have two interesting courtyards, the first one in the heart of the building, with its black and white marble floor, and the second one with a beautiful garden and a Moorish pool with saltwater.
Tourist Apartments “Alberca” began to receive guests and visitors since June, 2013, date of the rebuilding of the house. The structure of the house allows familiarity and tranquility and that is why it is one of the most popular places for tourism in Córdoba.
The thematic component of each of the seven apartments was inspired by the Las damas de oriente: grandes viajeras por los paises árabes (2006) where Cristina Morato describes various journeys undertaken by several women to the Arab countries. The enthusiasm for the culture and customs of Córdoba -when it was the capital of the caliphate and the most cultured city in the world- is shown on this book.