Cordoba's history spans at least 2300 years and the city has seen many powers come and go. Most left enduring marks
in terms of culture and hardware.
Cordoba sports several Roman remains that survived the times like the Templo Romano
and of course the Puente Romano bridge.
The city flourished under Umayyad rule, when Muslims, Christians and
Jews lived more or less peacefully together. The Juderia de Cordoba
dates from that period. This old Jewish Quarter
lies within the (restored) citywalls and features historic buildings like the Sinagoga
, the Zoco market and several museums.
a fortified palace from the 14th century, that was built on the Umayyad Alcazar fort, which was built on a Visigoth fortress that
was built on a Roman palace that was built on....
The huge los Califas
bullring is also
used for large outdoor concerts.
We visited Cordoba in April 2019.
today the Plaza de las Tendillas is Cordoba's main square
the Alcazar is a museum, and thus closed on Mondays...
you enter the Juderia via an old gate
the Plaza de la Corredera, where they burned heretics at the stake and later fought the bulls
she is reading the newspaper on the Av. del Gran Capitan
El Gran Capitan was feared by the muslim armies, but these white doves have made peace with him
the phoenix rises from the Fenix insurance company building
the square in front of the Alcazar
outside Cordoba's southern citywall
the statue for 12th century Ibn Rushd, a philosopher and writer that is also known as Averroes
old and new, joined together
the Calleja de las Flores is the narrowest of Cordoba's narrow alleys
in the los Califas bullring: no bulls but fans waiting for the Mark Knopfler concert to begin
the Templo Romano is being restored to old glory