Where to Visit in Cordoba Spain
Like the Seville area, the province of Cordoba is landlocked, though that should not be a reason for the more adventurous visitor to not visit either for both are fascinating. The area of Cordoba is split by the powerful Rio Guadalquivir on which lies the ancient town of Cordoba, founded by the Romans, though it flourished under the Moorish occupation and this is evident in the architecture found all over the city.Built on a sharp bend of the brook which is crossed by the Roman bridge, the El Puente Romano, the town was a port.
Summers here are dry and hot, so that the best time of the year to go to is during the cooler spring and autumn months, where you’ll find towns that still hold on to their Spanish values, something that has just about all but disappeared from the Costas to the south
When the Moors were replaced by the Christians, the city’s beauty was left untouched and the Christian cathedral was built in the mosque, the Mezquita. The Mezquita dates back to the twelve century and symbolizes the power of the Moorish Islamic influence on this region of Andalucia. Built in 785AD by Abd al Rahman, the mosque has been added to over the generations by both Christian and Islamic faiths as they each controlled this area.At the centre of Cordoba is the old Jewish quarter where little has changed in centuries, narrow streets and garden squares, tapas bars and eateries, an ideal area to explore and relax in the Spanish way. The bull fighting museum and the cool and refreshing fountains and gardens of the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos are definitely worth a visit both being open from Tues. to Sunday.Move outside of the town into the area of Cordoba, and you will find it quite unoccupied, most of the population live in the city itself while the remainder are spread out in this giant unexploited area. Summers here are dry and hot, so that the best time of the year to go to is during the cooler spring and autumn months, where you’ll find towns that still hold on to their Spanish values, something that has just about all but disappeared from the Costas to the south.
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