About Cordoba

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The Torre de la Malmuerta, located in Córdoba, Spain is an old gate tower with a spectacular façade. The name literally means “Tower of the Bad Dead Woman”. King Henry III of Castile sanctioned its construction. Its original purpose was to protect the cities Rincón and Colodro. However it was later turned into a prison for nobles. Though the tower has historical significance and a brilliant architecture its location on the very northern edge of the city center, which is quite away from the main city, makes this area less frequented by tourists. Its design is typically medieval with an … Continue reading

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The Roman mausoleum of Córdoba, an ancient structure, is a cylinder shaped funerary monument which belongs to the Republican era and was built the 1st century AD. In 1993, during the construction of the Jardin de la Victoria and Jardin Diego de Rivas, workers found the remains of a Roman mausoleum. Post its discovery, it was reconstructed following the original pattern. It stands near the road that connected the ancient city with Hispalis (now Seville), and exited from the city by the western gate, or “Porta Principalis Sinistra” (Puerta de Gallegos). The structure comprises of a chamber tomb which housed … Continue reading

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The mid-sized city of Cordoba in Spain holds pride in its status as a World Heritage Site and its culturally diverse population. One of the major tourist attractions in Cordoba is the Mezquita, the huge former mosque-turned-cathedral. The structure was built in 786 as a mosque under the patronage of the Muslim rulers. With the advent of the Christian Reconquista of Cordoba in 1236, the structure underwent a transformation as a church and four centuries later a cathedral at the center of the building was constructed. The Mezquita has a massive bell tower on the building’s north side. The structure … Continue reading

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The city of Cordoba bears remnants of its Roman, Moorish and Christian rulers in the form of the city walls the remains of which form a major attraction of the city. The Romans laid down the layout of the city which lasts even today. Their walls were maintained by the Moors and later Christian rulers. Even today, visitors may recognize the whole extent and the former importance of the walls. Cordoba ‘s earliest walls date from the Roman Republic , and completely surrounded the city. For Romans, city walls were sacred and those who scaled them instead of passing through … Continue reading

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Cordoba lies in Southern Spain and is the capital of the province of Cordoba. This moderately-sized modern city has a number of parks and gardens where the locals and tourists, young and old can take respite from the humdrum of city life and relax in the arms of nature. Here are some of the famous parks and gardens of Cordoba: Gardens of the Royal Fortress This is a famous attraction of Cordoba featuring large basins and fanciful fountains, lovely arranged palm and orange trees, and a wide range of flora. Botanical Garden Lying adjacent to the Guadalquivir river, this is … Continue reading

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