CORDOBA

CORDOBA
The most important monument throughout the Islamic West and one of the most amazing in the world is in Cordoba! Do you want to admire it? Visit Cordoba, The Great Mosque is here! In addition you will enjoy in this Andalusian city the complete evolution of the Umayyad style in Spain, along with the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque Christian constructions.
City of diversity, knowledge and tolerance, Cordoba stood out over the years by its scientists, its philosophers, its schools and its marvelous monuments such as the Great Mosque-Cathedral.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…
  • Córdoba was the largest and most beautiful city around the world? During Caliphate, Cordoba had around one million inhabitants. There were over 800 thousand mosques and Moorish baths. The city had even a street lighting, some 700 years before it was installed in London or Paris.
  • Christopher Columbus had his first meeting with the Catholic Kings in Cordoba, making the Alcazar one of the first landmarks of the discovery of America? He also met and fell in love here with Beatriz, a beautiful cordobesa, who later became his wife.

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba
World Heritage Site since 1984, is the most important monument for the Muslims in its greatest splendor when occupying Spain and ruling the world. It was dedicated to the worship of different deities. Under Visigothic period it was built on this same site the Basilica of San Vicente. This basilica, of rectangular plant was shared by Christians and Muslims for a while.
  • Madinat al-Zahra
Medina Azahara or the "Shining City", for Muslims, was built at the foot of the Cordoba mountain range (in the Chabdál al-Arus or "Mount of the Bride") northwest of Cordoba. This is one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain, which was built by the first Caliph of Cordoba, Abd al-Rahman III, an-Nasir ("The Victorious")
  • Patios cordobeses
Due to the dry and hot weather of Córdoba, the inhabitants of the city, first the Romans and later the Muslims, adapted the popular type of home needs, focusing housing around a courtyard, which usually had a source in the heart and often a well that collected rainwater. Muslims retrofitted this scheme giving entrance to the house from the street through a doorway and placing abundant vegetation to increase the feeling of freshness.
  • More of Cordoba
You are also recommended to visit the Mezquita, the Alcazar, the Juderia, the Torre de la Calahorra, Romero de Torres Museum, the Roman Bridge and the Marques de Viana Palace.