See:
Cordoba's mall for foodies

 

Following the Christian Reconquista

The massive bell tower was built in the 1600s replacing a minaret previously on the site.

Following the Christian Reconquista of Córdoba in 1236, the building was converted into a church, and four centuries later a cathedral at the centre of the building was constructed.

 

A tight squeeze... make sure your car will fit before venturing into historic city centres where streets can quickly turn into narrow lanes.

 

Entrance to the great mosque.

Invaders Came And Built A Utopia

An Iberian Roman city in ancient times, in the Middle Ages it became the capital of an Islamic caliphate.

Step Back In Time… Arriving in Códoba by train one steps out into modern day Spain, tree lined avenues and new apartment buildings. A few minutes away you step back into a land of powerful Caliphs, medieval streets and the famed Mezquita, the focal point of the city and Códoba s great glory. During its prosperous Moorish Caliphate era (766-1031), Cordoba was a great cultural, political, financial and literary centre, with the largest library in the world.

Mezquita Cordoba. A mix of Christian and Moorish styles reflect the changes over time as the Catholics replaced the Moors

A mix of Christian and Moorish styles reflect the changes over time as the Catholics replaced the Moors.

Cordoba Mosque. A church within a Mosque Since 1236 the former mosque has served as a Christian cathedral, and its Moorish character was altered in the 16th century with the erection in the interior of a central high altar.

A church within a Mosque Since 1236 the former mosque has served as a Christian cathedral, and its Moorish character was altered in the 16th century with the erection in the interior of a central high altar.

Yhe Mezquita Cordoba

 

The Mezquita was originally built in 786 as a mosque, the structure was expanded several times under Cordoba's Muslim rule while still remaining largely true to the original design.

 

 

 

 

The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Cordoba Spain

Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos was used as the residence and fortress of Ferdinand and Isabella (the "Christian Monarchs" for
whom the building is now named) as well as a headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition.
The grounds and gardens are
sometimes described as from the caliphate, yet they are renaissance with 18th and 19th century additions.

grounds and gardens Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos Cordoba Spain

Roman Bridge Cordoba

The Roman Bridge of Cordoba was first built in the 1st century A.D., but has been rebuilt many times since The version we see today dates mainly from the Medieval period with the most recent changes being made in 1876.

 

 

Barrio San Basilio Cordoba

The beautifully maintained barrio San Basilio
 


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