Cordoba, Spain

by Don Baird August. 29, 2019 48 views

Córdoba is a city in southern Spain. It was a Roman settlement, taken over by the Visigoths, followed by the Umayyad Caliphate in the eighth century. It became the capital of a Muslim emirate, and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, which encompassed most of the Iberian Peninsula. During this period, it became a center of education and learning, and by the 10th century had grown to be the largest city in Europe. It was conquered by the Kingdom of Castile in 1236.

Today, Córdoba is still home to many notable pieces of Moorish architecture such as The Mezquita, which was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and is now a Cathedral.

The Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir River. Built in the early 1st century BC, during the period of Roman rule in Córdoba

The Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir River. Built in the early 1st century BC, during the period of Roman rule in Córdoba

Traditional Patios

Traditional Patios

Requires a lot of work to keep the plants watered as Córdoba has the highest summer temperatures in Spain and Europe, with average high temperatures around 37 °C (99 °F) in July and August.

Requires a lot of work to keep the plants watered as Córdoba has the highest summer temperatures in Spain and Europe, with average high temperatures around 37 °C (99 °F) in July and August.

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