Cities of Spain: Cordoba

The ancient Arab capital of the Iberian Peninsula, Cordoba (Cordoba, Spaniards pronounce "Cordoba") Lies in the southern spurs of Sierra Moraine, 120 km from Seville upstream Guadalquivir. The first mention of Cordove belongs to 206, but "blooming" She in the Arabs, becoming in the VIII-XI centuries a recognized center of science, poetry and art. Even when the Khalifat fell under the blows of Christians, Cordoba remained long in the power of Muslims – only in 1236, Ferdinand III was able to conquer this huge city at that time. Until now, Arabic, Jewish and Christian styles are surprising here, and many architectural monuments simply have no analogues.

  • Parish church in the area of ​​Santiago
  • Patio in cord
  • Roman Bridge in Cordove
  • Zuheros Castle in the vicinity of Cordoba

A business card of the city is Mosque Mesquite (785-985.) – The second largest after Kaaba in Mecca. The beauty and harmony of the structure so shocked Christians who conquered the city that no one decided to destroy it, but the Christian Cathedral was attached to the complex, which turned the mosque to the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin (Cordovsky Cathedral). The Summer Palace of Spanish Monarchs – Alcazar (1328 g.), his wonderful gardens with fountains, the fortress of Calaorra, the old Palace of Omeyadov (now – the residence of the bishop), a large Jewish quarter of Hudriere with medieval synagogue (there are only three synagogues in Spain, and Cordovskaya is one of the oldest – 1316 g.), La-Kasa-Andalusia mansion (XII in.), the Arab market of Soko (now – a craft gallery) and a philosopher monument, doctor and theologian Maimonide; Bridge Puente-Romano Mauritanian Building (719 g., Interestingly, it is based on the Arches of the Roman Bridge, built in August), Torre de Calahorra Tower in the eastern part of the bridge (now there is a high-tech museum), as well as the famous crucifixion of El Cristo de Los Farwes on absolutely closed on all sides of the area.

A huge number of Christian temples are concentrated in Cordove, the most beautiful of which are the Churches of San Nicholas de la Villa (1236 g.), San Miguel (XIII in.), San Pablo (1236 g.), San Andres with San Solo Basilica (590 g.), San Lorenzo (XI-XVII centuries.), San Agustin (XIII in.), Santa Maria de Aguas-Santas and Monastery of Convento de la Merceda (XIII-XVIII centuries.) – Even by the dates of construction it is not difficult to guess that most of these amazing structures were rebuilt from earlier Moorish objects.

    Cities of Spain Cordoba
  • Mosque Mesquite in Cordove
  • Baroque Palace of Counts Santa Ana
  • Fountain in Fuente Del Rey Park
  • Christian church

Of the numerous collections of the city, the Archaeological Museum (the world’s largest meeting of lead sarcophagues and capitals) in the world in the building of the Palace of Heronim-Pass, the Historical Museum of Casa-Miseo-Art-Cola Pioel, Museum of Fine Arts at Plaza del Porto and the adjacent To him, a small museum of Julio Romero de Torres (a well-known artist, born and working in Cordove), Taurino Museum (Museum of the Corrida), Museum of Three Cultures, Museum of Patio at Palace-del Marquez de Vian Palace (richest collection of furniture, tapestries, Ceramics and paintings, as well as a huge library), an unusual Museum of Ethnobotans and the Museum of Religious Arts Diosesely in the complex Palacio-episcopal.

Famous Gardens of the fortress Alcazar de Los Reyes-Cristianos (Castle of Christian Monarchs, Residence of the Inquisition from 1428 to 1821.) With their Roman mosaic, ponds, fountains, orange trees and skillfully trimmed areas also retained all the features of Arabic park architecture. Just 300 meters down the river spread out the green zone of the new Botanical Park Hardin-Botaniko, in which representatives of the flora from all continents were collected. Among the most famous sights of the city and a monument to Torrero Manolte on the Square of.

  • The picturesque neighborhood of Cordoba
  • Chapel in Bellycasar, Cordoba Province
  • Chapel of San Antonio in Cordove
  • Archaeological Park in Cordoba Province

Approximately 8 km north-west of the city, in the old Cordover, the remains of the Palace Complex Medina Ashahar (AS-Zahra, that is, "shining", about 936-945.). Only one tenth of this extensive (area of ​​about 110 hectares) of the historical complex excavated by archaeologists, but even this small part gives an idea of ​​the art of Moorish architects and urban planners.

Reviews and studies of trips

Mesquite – Mosque Cathedral in Cordove. The cathedral

And now at the foot of the sculpture always lie flowers and burn candles, and passing by her, many Cordovers take off her hat or pronounce short prayer. Read more →

lebkatvas | September 2015

Seville and Cordoba (what to do when you have only one day)

I wanted to go everywhere, but since the time was limited, then only a few cities were chosen, including Seville and Cordoba, to whose visits were at one day. Read more →

KseniaTraveller | Summer 2016

Spain in January. Cordoba

We arrived in Cordvo from Seville at 15-15. Left things in the hotel, took the map and went to watch the city, while still light. Our way to the Roman bridge. Read more →

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