Close by your hotel in Cordoba are all kinds of places aiming for fun while being aware of the surroundings. Some of these activities take place in the Botanical Gardens, the Water Park, educational farms, the children's City, the Zoo, the Adventure Eco-park and the Equestrian Centre.Near to the hotels in Cordoba, there are also golf courses for those who wish to do some of their favourite sport at the Pozoblanco Golf Club and the Campo de CórdobaClub. Another great attraction for horse riders is that they can make the most of the equestrian tourism in this beautiful city, and the shows that are held in historic buildings. The hotels in Cordoba and its outskirts of hills covered in olive groves, fields of cereals, almonds trees and large vineyards entice you to find out more. The area around Cordoba has three nature reserves in the province. Montoro Cadeña is in the north, Hornachuelos in the west and the Sierras Subbéticas in the south, as well as a large reserve for protected species in the wetlands of the countryside.Some of the excursions you can take from your hotel in Cordoba include a tour through the beautiful spots in the Sierra Norte mountains where stands Montoro, with its churches dating back to Roman and Visigothic times; Almodóvar and its Mudéjar Gothic castle; and Palma del Río and the monastery of San Francisco. If you continue to the southern valleys, where you can try a glass of wine in Montilla and Moriles, you will certainly find out about the history of Baena and its spectacular Easter celebrations. You can also explore Priego, the most Baroque part of Cordoba; the lime-washed streets of Cabra; Espejo castle and the square in Aguilar.