Cordoba, Spain

Photo by Sharon Mollerus

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    The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

    The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, is situated by the Campo de la Verdad, an area of terraced gardens. Some of the gateways to the Jewish quarter are located opposite here too. The part of Cordoba outside of the city walls was called the Ajerquia, with churches in the style of Fernando the seventh like San Pedro, Santiago, La Magdalena, Santa Marina or San Lorenzo. It is a composition of a massive fortress and a royal palace.

    Blog Post Tales of Cordoba – The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

    September 17th 2013
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    The Great La Mezquita (Mosque)

    The mosque or La Mezquita is Cordoba’s main monument. Works on its’ construction started soon after Abd al-Rahman the first took over the Emirate. It’s most ancient foundations were built over remains of the primitive Visigothic basilica of San Vicente. The Cathedral which was built in the heart of the Mosque when the Christian conquered Cordoba, presently stands in the middle of an impressive forest of Moorish arches.

    Blog Post Tales of Cordoba – The Great La Mezquita (Mosque)

    September 17th 2013
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    Museo Torre de la Calahorra

    Across the Guadalquivir River and 15 minutes from La Mezquita was the Museo Torre de la Calahorra which looked like a castle from where we stood. Made of red bricks and stones, the Museum had very little windows which made me concern about air ventilation but we did discover other openings and windows on the other side of it. This Roman bridge that we crossed was restored several times during the Andalusian period. It was also a symbolic figure of crossing time and introducing the traveler to the History of the Museum collection of al-Andalus.

    Blog Post Tales of Cordoba – Museo Torre de la Calahorra

    September 17th 2013
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    Banos del Alcazar Califal - The Baths

    The Alcazar was a fortified palace complex of residential and public areas, with gardens, palaces, administrative areas, baths, patios and the royal cemetery. Its’ origin goes back to Visigoth times (6th – 7th centuries).

    Some texts referred to it as the Palace of Don Rodrigo, its last Visigoth king in Spain. The eastern facade has survived from the original palace (the facade of the Episcopal Palace) as part of the north facade. From the year 785 onwards, it became te residence of Emirs and Caliphs.

    Blog Post Tales of Cordoba – Banos del Alcazar Califal

    September 17th 2013

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