Special Places # 124
Cordoba – Spain
NOTE:All photos are mostly of the old section of Cordoba.
Córdoba , or sometimes Cordova is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. It is the third most populated municipality in Andalusia and the 11th overall in the country.
The city primarily lies on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Once a Roman settlement, it was taken over by the Visigoths, followed by the Muslim conquests in the eighth century and later becoming the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. During these Muslim periods, Córdoba was transformed into a world leading center of education and learning, producing figures such as Maimonides, Averroes, Ibn Hazm, and Al-Zahrawi and by the 10th century it had grown to be the second-largest city in Europe. Following the Christian conquest in 1236, it became part of the Crown of Castile.
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This post takes me back to Spain when I was studying- many years ago! Córdoba with its stunning architecture was my favourite town.
I’m glad that brought you memories. Thank you, Chris. 🙂
My daughter recently went here on her honeymoon and she said that it was just wonderful!
Thank you very much, John. 🙂
Thanks for sharing this idea. We loved our visit there. Anita
Than you so much, Anita. 🙂