Cordoba Spain Travel Guide

Cordoba Spain Travel Guide
A Vagabond Life

Cordoba Spain Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Cordoba Spain Travel Guide

Cordoba Spain was founded by the Romans and became an important trading port shipping olive oil, wine and wheat back to Rome. In the 8th century Cordoba was conquered by Muslim armies who began to built the Great Mosque or Mezquita which was expanded to become the largest mosque in Islam.

The Christians ruled by Isabelle and Ferdinand took the city in the 12th century,  the Mezquita was deemed so stunning it was left standing and a cathedral built in the middle.

The old town is a labyrinth of lanes and streets which are a delight to wander through. Many of the houses in the old town are built in the traditional Moorish style around a internal courtyard and are delightful.

Plaza de la Corredera is the perfect place for an evening drink or meal.

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Cordoba Cathedral

Mezquita

The great mosque of Cordoba is mouth droppingly stunning and hails from a time when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived side by side in harmony. The Mezquita started its life as a Christian church, a mosque was then built on the site and enlarged over the years. In 1236 it was converted to a Christian church after Cordoba fell to Ferdinand III. The Christians did not destroy the mosque but rather built a cathedral smack ban in the middle. Don’t miss: The Maksura – a former royal enclosure

Alcazar de los Reyes

Alcazar de los Reyes

A grand castle – fort built during the 13th century during Castilian rule. This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours – the highlight for me was the beautiful gardens with ponds, pool and magnificent fountains. Inside are some pretty impressive mosaic. Ferdinand and Isabel met with Christopher Columbus here in 1486

Puente Romano

Puente Romano

The 50 metre long Roman bridge spans the Guadalquivir river, it was built in the 1st century by the Roman emperor August and expanded in the 9th century under Moorish rule. The bridge has played a significant role in the history of Cordoba including a defensive role when the city was under attack from Peter the Cruel.

Plaza de la Corredera

Plaza de la Corredera

Once the site of Roman circus the Plaza de la Corredera is now a grand public square surrounded by beautiful homes and apartments and is home to cafe’s, bars and restaurants. A pleasant spot to have an evening drink. In the morning the plaza is a busy food market.

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