- Address: Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain, Granada
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Town, Neighborhoods
Cordoba A word that carried a lot of weight in medieval Europe. It was once called a Jewel of the World. And with good cause, for during the 10th and 11th centuries it was not only one of the largest cities of the world at that time but also a commercial hub with a booming economy in addition to being one of the most important political and cultural centres. Starting out in 3rd century BC as a Roman town, its real legacy began in the 8th century AD when it was captured by Muslim rulers. Soon a caliphate was established and it became Andalusia’s capital. Then followed the time of growth and prosperity that spread its name far and wide. In that time the city had over 3000 mosques, 300 public baths and one of the largest libraries in the world of that time, apart from the beautiful palaces constructed by its rulers. Nowadays it is a moderate sized city (by modern standards, still large by historical ones) and it is the largest urban area declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is because each and every street is drenched in history. The most important of them being the Great Mosque (Cathedral) of Cordoba, completed at the turn of the 10th century; the Roman Bridge, built in early 1st century BC; and numerous other sites and sculptures including mosques and churches (many of them transformed from mosques), a Roman temple and a Roman mausoleum, bridges, memorials, gardens and parks. In most cities you have to take buses and walk quite a while to visit historical spots. Here you can live among them.
- Try finding a place in the city and walk around and view the sites.
- The Grand Mosque and the Roman Bridge are next to each other. A must visit.
- Taxis and buses are available in the city.
There are many good restaurants around the city. A few good ones are:
- TabernaLuque (Local Spanish cuisine, moderately expensive, casual)
- Regadera (Mediterranean and Spanish, moderately expensive, casual)
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68.59% of people who visit Granada include Cordoba in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
77.23% of people start their Cordoba visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cordoba
63.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cordoba