Things to do in Cordoba

Are you going on holiday to Cordoba in Spain? Do you want to know what sights and activities Cordoba in Spain has to offer? Our guide gives you the facts and information you’ll want to know about Cordoba in Spain.

Cordoba is situated in the South of Spain and today is little more than a provincial town with a population of only 300,000.At one point, however, Cordoba was the biggest and most important city in all of Spain.  Cordoba was originally used as a landing spot in Spain for the invading Muslim forces from North Africa and from this point forth Cordoba gradually grew in importance in Spain and Europe. The golden age of Cordoba came in the 10th century when the impressive architecture, infrastructure and industries of Cordoba made it an economic and civilisational powerhouse of Spain and Europe. Cordoba during the 10th century was a very cosmopolitan city with citizens from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities living and working together in peace. The decline of Cordoba came about in the 13th century when King Fernando III of Spain finally conquered all of Spain and kicked out many of the Jewish and Muslim inhabitants of Spain. Although Cordoba has never since regained its glory, there are some remains of the great city of Cordoba during the era of Muslim Spain which can still be seen today.

The Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain

The Mezquita of Cordoba is without doubt the single most important attraction of this small town in Spain. Not only is the Mezquita a fantastic example of Muslim architecture in Spain, but this palace stands in the heart of Cordoba today just as it did centuries ago and is open for the public to visit. The Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain was originally built in 785 by Abdul Rahman I who was the local ruler of Cordoba at a time when Spain was ruled as several city states.

Visiting the Mezquita in Cordoba in Spain

Among the original features of the Mezquita of Cordoba that can still be viewed today are the many mosaics and the characteristic red and white arches that line the courtyards of Cordoba’s fine palace. Part of the reason why the Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain has survived to this day is that subsequent rulers of Spain also used it as a palace in Cordoba. This has led to several interesting parts of the building that have been extended on to the original building. Entrance to the Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain costs 6.50 Euros.

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