Ever since I was about 14 years old I have wanted to see the Mezquita of Córdoba, so to finally enter it was an incredible feeling. The architecture is absolutely breathtaking. The remains of the... more
Since 1921 the city council organizes throughout the first half of May The Patios Contest, in which the owners of these adorn their homes hard to get the prestigious award offered by the consistory.... more
These are especially beautiful for the gardens. Absolutely stunning, and I love the little details that they have have created with the plants.
From the towers you get a nice view of the city, and... more
The Puerta de Almodovar was one of the 9 gates built by the Moors, the only one that has survived into the modern age. It is the main gateway into the Juderia, the medieval Jewish quarter of Cordoba.... more
Linking the tower of Calahonda to the historic city, across the Puerta del Puente, this bridge with almost 2000 years still works, as the easiest way across the Guadalquivir in central Cordoba.... more
In a mosque the mihrab indicates the direction one should face during prayer. When the Catholics took over the mosque, instead of destroying the entire building they kept some of it intact, so it is... more
The Corredera Square is one of the most important squares of the city. Considered their Plaza Mayor is an example of seventeenth century architecture. The square owes its name to that in its origins... more
Just across the street and around the corner, close to the Casa Sefarad is the unexpected discovery of a synagogue during renovations of a "modern" building.
This discovery helped to explain the... more
Whilst some of us won't bat an eyelid seeing mills, knowing a little on the history of Moorish mills might spur some interest in these seemingly common features. Possibly the greatest contribution of... more
The current belltower of the Cathedral of Cordoba is just the old minaret of the Mosque, originally designed by Said Ibu Ayub in 957. In 1589 it was repaired by Hernan Ruiz, due to significant storm... more
This tower stands at the south end of the Puente Romano (Roman Bridge). The tower was built by Enrique II for the civil wars, to defend from his brother (Pedro the Cruel- the guy that built the palace... more
In its original design, la Mezquita's courtyard, Patio de los Naranjos, was open to the interior of the mosque. However, during later Christian rule, the courtyard the mosque were separated by the... more
Just a few miles outside the city and once connected by a brick roadway to Cordoba lies Medina Azahara.
Built as both a workplace and a home, the site is in two pieces. Both of them were oppulent and... more
Cordoba is well known for its elaborate and elegant courtyards, and one of the best places to see these is in Palacio Viana. The palace contains 12 courtyards and a garden, and you can visit these on... more
An elegant square in the north of the city, Posada del Potro, hosts two popular Cordoba museums. The first is the Museum of Fine Arts, with a small collection of pictures by local artists.
Much more... more
Many people think that Plaza Capchinos, which owes its present name to the convent founded on it, is the most beautiful square of the city of Cordoba. Is true that it is a quiet and mystic. The... more
The Puerta del Puente is the gate to the bridge, which long ago formed part of the city walls. It became known as the Algeciras gate, the start of the road south. It was redesigned in the 14th century... more
There are many chapels along the inside of the S. wall of the Mezquita as well as many pieces of history and art. (The entire building is considered a museum since they charge admission but the... more
The city of Córdoba it is located in the autonomous region of Andalucia in southern Spain,just in the midle of the region.This is a beautiful medieval city to explore,it has a very well conserved old...
This page is not an usual Cordoba page: you will not find photos or tips for some main attractions like the Mezquita or Juderia. IThere is a reason for this: the is based on our last trip to Cordoba...
On the insistence of a good friend we had planned a day trip from Sevilla to Cordoba, mainly to see the Mezquita, the former mosque originally built in the 13th century and considered to be one of the...
Cordoba is by far the best place I've visited in Spain. The city has such a rich mixture of cultural and religious influences, that I couldn't help but be taken by her charm. The city is divided into...