Currency Exchange -- Banks and ATMs are in the sector surrounding the mosque and Plaza Tendillas and also along Avenida Gran Capitán in the modern commercial section of town. Otherwise, you can go to the most central Banco Santander Central Hispano, Av. Gran Capitán 8 (tel. 95-722-28-44), open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm.

Emergency -- For medical assistance, dial tel. 061. For an ambulance, call tel. 95-722-22-22. To report a fire, call tel. 080. For a police emergency, phone tel. 091.

Hospital -- The most central is the Cruz Roja Española Hospital, Paseo de la Victoria (tel. 95-742-06-66). Other hospitals include Hospital Reina Sofía at Av. Menéndez Pidal s/n (tel. 95-721-70-00) and Hospital Los Morales, Sierra de Córdoba s/n (tel. 95-727-56-50).

Internet Access -- In the Judería, try NavegaWeb, Plaza Judá Leví (tel. 95-729-30-89). The charge is 1.75€ ($2.80) per hour. Open daily 10am to 10pm.

Maps -- If you need more detailed maps than the general one provided by the tourist office, go to the book department of El Corte Inglés, Ronda de los Tejares 30 (tel. 95-722-28-81;, the city's leading department store. It sells a superb and easy-to-use map for 3.15€ ($5.10). Store hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm.

Police -- The main station is at Campo Madre Dios 11 (tel. 95-743-76-19). Another major station is at Av. Andalucía 23 (tel. 95-753-61-19).

Post Office -- The main post office is at Calle Cruz Conde 15 (tel. 95-749-63-42). It's open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 8:30pm, Saturday from 9:30am to 2pm.

Safety -- Córdoba is safer than Seville, but beware of muggers. Unemployment is high, and thousands of tourists are arriving with bulging wallets, cellphones, and cameras. The police presence is strongest around the Mezquita and in the Judería district. A particularly dangerous strip is the section west of Calle de San Fernando, which should be avoided at night. Of course, it's wise to lock valuables in the safe in your room or in your main hotel safe and venture forth with only what you'll need for the day to cut down your loss in case you become the victim of a mugging.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.