Historic Centre of Cordoba

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Historic Centre of Cordoba
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Malaga, Spain171 contributions
Feb 2020
I've lived in Spain for a while but had fallen into the trap of working and not exploring! For a Valentine's treat I booked a stay in Cordoba. I'd seen the photos and the videos but nothing could prepare me for what can only be described as incredible! The historic centre is intriguing and stunning. There are so many things to see here in such a small area. I'd recommend you book your tickets for The Mezquita and Palace Gardens online and if you are pushed for time get a guide. If you want to take a few days there is so much of the old and new town to see and all walkable I'd recommend you leave the car as parking in historic centre is at a premium. There are dozens of museums but you get a feel of what this city is about just by walking around. You will never go hungry or thirsty as there are so many restaurants and cafes. I found this to be a very friendly and socialable city and can't wait to take friends and family here in the future.
Written February 16, 2020
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,634 contributions
Jan 2022
Walking through the historic city centre is like travelling back in to time. Splendid buildings, narrow streets and a beautiful Roman bridge: there's so much to see here, that i will probably keep you busy for days. During our visit, there were hardly any tourists so that made it even more special.
Written January 6, 2022
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Ph G
Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal33 contributions
Jun 2022
many thanks to visit in the old town and around. Get a organized tour, it will make your life life much easier and you may learn a lot (faster and Q/A). I paid 50 Euros for many monuments and I considered a far price 4.5 hours ride... Get water hat and good shoes?..
Written June 25, 2022
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Rita A
Paco de Arcos, Portugal941 contributions
Aug 2021
One of its kind, mixture of Arab and Christian cultures with some Jewish influence. Lots to see in terms of architecture and experience in terms of culinary options.
Historic center of Cordoba has many attractions with Mezquita Cordoba( a grand former mosque) tops the list. Historic center is full of narrow cobbled streets with many shops and restaurants. It has many colorful Andalusian patios in Flowery streets, a Jewish quarter with a very old synagogue, centuries old Arab baths, an archaeological museum and much much more to see. As this historic city was ruled by Muslims for many centuries, Moorish architecture makes this great city very distinctive. I would advise anyone who wish to visit, should read Cordoba's history before visiting this amazing city.
Written September 14, 2021
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Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
Oct 2019
After a pleasant night spent at the our hotel we had time to organize and repack for the next leg, before leaving for a walking tour of the historic center of Cordoba. Referred to as Spain’s historic cultural capital, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We found that Cordoba, like Toledo, is often a study in contrasts: a historic mixture of Moorish, Christian, and Jewish, old and new, a reference to when it was possible for 3 major religions to coexist in harmony. We should take a lesson from this!
Once capital of the Western world, Cordoba was founded by the ancient Romans at the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River, where it was easiest to ship olive oil, wheat, and wine back to Rome. It was after its conquest by the Moors in AD 711, that the Islamic Golden Age began and the city grew to become the largest in the world with more than 150,000 inhabitants (to compare, at that time Paris and London were small villages.) It is estimated that 5,000-10,000 Jews lived in Cordoba at its peak. During this period Cordoba reached the height of knowledge and enlightenment as the Moors brought their extensive knowledge and culture to this region including the introduction of libraries and medical studies.Interestingly, around AD 929, the Cordoba region broke away from the Islamic Center, Baghdad, and formed its own independent kingdom, falling into anarchy shortly afterward.
Written January 24, 2020
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Sofia, Bulgaria18,375 contributions
Apr 2022
One of the most interesting cities I have visited. Here is a mixture of the history of the caliph, the Christian kings and the Jews who once lived in the city. Apart from its sights, the historical center is also famous for its many restaurants and bars, as well as small shops.
Written April 10, 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada3,765 contributions
Nov 2021
Yes, the Mezquita is the raison d'etre why most people come here but the surrounding environs will keep you busy for several days. Stroll the Jewish Quarter with its balconies. Tour Moorish palaces and gardens. Visit a range of museums. Photograph churches. Restaurants and souvenir shops abound. Walk, walk and walk some more, most of which will be in a World Heritage Site area.
Written November 2, 2021
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United Kingdom6,479 contributions
Feb 2020
The whole historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site but our top 2 highlights were the Mezquita and exploring the historic Jewish Quarter. The historic centre is fairly small and it’s easy to walk between all the main sights so you can see a lot in a short time. However, you need to allow at least a couple of hours for the Mezquita so we decided to stay overnight at Hotel Mezquita which gave us a lot more time to explore.

An overnight trip was enough time to do the following:

1. On arrival, we went straight to the Mezquita and after lunch we did a looped walk covering Calleja del Flores, Plaza Tendrillas, the Roman ruins and back to the ancient Roman Bridge (which is also the Long Bridge of Volantis from Game of Thrones). The bridge, Callehorra Tower, Puerta del Puente and the Triunfo del Rafael are all within a stone’s throw of each other.

2. The next morning, we climbed the Mezquita bell tower, then walked to the Alcazar. From here, it was only a few minutes walk to the Jewish Quarter, where we visited the synagogue and explored the narrow, winding streets between Calle Judios and the Puerta de Almodovar.

GETTING THERE: From Madrid, the high-speed train took I hr 45 mins.
Written December 28, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia39,626 contributions
Jun 2019
The Historic Centre of Cordoba is a beautiful area in which to spend a considerable amount of time walking around. There are numerous sights to enjoy. The history of the city is a long one, if the Roman bridge is anything to go by. And then there are the Arabic and the Christian influences. And the Jewish! The palaces, the fortresses, the gardens, the Baths, the walls, churches, the mosques, the synagogues. ANd there are many others. No time to waste!
Written May 20, 2020
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Port Dover, Canada6,325 contributions
Jan 2020
Cordoba ... what an amazing place this is. So much beauty, history, and culture. So many attractions that date back to the olden times and are well-preserved. So much to see, do, feel, hear, taste and experience.

My friend and I tried to explore every nook and cranny of the historic center. Our time here (5 days) was not enough for us to go through the center with a fine-toothed comb. Cobbled streets, lively street performances, restaurants of all types, old churches, lovely parks. The streets are lined with orange trees which actually are not edible ... they pollinated orange and lemon, I think, and the resulting fruit is super sour and bitter. we also learned that the leaf of this type of orange is different from the sweet oranges. But they use the fruits to make other products such as oil, scents, and the like.

Starting from the river, the Ponte, the Triunfo Square, the Alcazar, the Jewish Quarter ... everything is just stunning. I can just gush all over this city. The small streets will reveal grilled gates through which you can see beautiful courtyards that owners are proud to show off.

If you are planning a visit to Cordoba, you may want to stay more than five days. Me, I am definitely going back. I fell in love with this beautiful city and I am going back.
Written February 10, 2020
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