Córdoba

Córdoba is the capital of the province of Córdoba From Alhaurin el Grande it is less than 2 hours drive (170 km)
The city is located 122 meters above sea level, on the Guadalquivir River and at the foot of the Sierra Morena Mountains. In terms of size, it is the third largest city in Andalusia.

Cordoba has to do with a continental climate and maritime climate, the summers are often extremely hot: the temperature regularly rises above 40 ° C. It is the hottest city in Europe, the temperature is often continuously above 35 ° C for months.

Córdoba was once one of the most important cities in the world, in the 10th century it was even the second largest, with a previously high population of 500,000. Córdoba was the capital of the medieval emirate of Cordoba, later the Caliphate of Córdoba. From that glory, numerous monuments are left, of which the Mezquita is the most famous example. Since 1984, the historic center of the city as a whole has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Sights:

  • The Mezquita: In 785 the construction of the Islamic prayer house started. The structure displays traces of Moorish, Roman, Byzantine, Syrian, Persian and Gothic elements; it was the example for the Spanish Muslim architecture of the following centuries. With the conquest of Córdoba by the Christians in 1236, the mosque became a Catholic cathedral. From 1523, construction was carried out for 234 years on the Mezqiuta, in which also Renaissance and Baroque influences can be found. The former minaret now serves as a clock tower.
  • The Judería: The former Jewish quarter and the old synagogue, one of the three remaining Spanish synagogues
  • The Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir
  • The ‘Alcazar de los Reyes Católicos’, a 15th-century castle with beautiful gardens
  • The ruins of Medina Azahara
  • Of course there are many other places of interest including Palaces, Beautiful squares, Towers, museums, etc.

Want to visit Córdoba? It is only a two-hour drive from the holiday homes at Casa Esther

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