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MONUMENTS IN CORDOBA

WHAT THE HISTORY LEFT US

Córdoba is the city filled with charming streets and white-washed walls lined with beautiful clay flowerpots. Its beautiful historic neighborhood known as the Judería offers picturesque plazas and little local secrets all over the place. But there’s more to the city than just that, and there are some beautiful monuments in Córdoba that offer some amazing insight into both the culture and the history behind such an old city.

 

Mezquita

The first and most well-known monument in Córdoba is the city’s beloved Mezquita, which was constructed during Muslim rule and was one of the grandest mosques of its time. After Muslims lost hold of Spain and the Catholic Monarchs took over once again, the Mezquita was converted back into a Cathedral, and today it’s politically correctly called La Mezquita-Catedral. Walk inside and you’ll see the Muslim influence in architecture, colors and arches as you wander through stunning building. You won’t want to miss out on the beautiful outdoor patio connected to the Mezquita either, with its beautiful orange trees and open air.

Alcazar de los reyes cristianos

Another monument to see in Córdoba is the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a beautiful palace built from what once served a fortress. The Alcázar offers some of the most beautiful gardens in Córdoba and stunning views of a Córdoba from the past. If you go at the right time of the year, you’ll find both the trees and flowers blooming.

Puente Romano

Near both the Mezquita and the Alcázar you’ll find the stunning Puente Romano, which is thought to have been built by the Romans sometime in the first century. Although it’s been rebuilt and restructured many times since then, it’s still an important bridge that offers a spectacular view of the city. The fact that it was built so long ago is a true testament to the history of Córdoba and the many years it has under its belt. It’s a short walk to cross the bridge, but it takes you way back in Córdoba’s history.

Medina Azahara

Just eight kilometers outside of Córdoba capital, you will find Medina Azahara, the leftover ruins of what was once a small city and palace known as the capital of all of Al-Andalus where the caliph lived to show both his wealth and his power. It’s amazing to walk through the ruins and imagine the gardens, mosques, government buildings that once stood there, and the everyday life that took place there, too.

 

Let us help you discover Córdoba the way very few tourists get to, and we’ll make sure you don’t miss out on any of the city’s most important monuments.