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Real Alcazaar

Alcázar Reyes Cristianos at Dawn
Alcázar Reyes Cristianos at Dawn
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Real Alcazar Gardens
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Wall And Tower
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View Across Gardens
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Pond Garden
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Orange Courtyard
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la Juderia

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Puerta de Almodóva
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Plaza de la Corredera
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Plaza de la Corredera
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Puerta de Santa Catalina
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Puerta de Santa Catalina
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La Juderia as the day starts
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La Juderia at Dawn
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Estatua de Maimónides
Calleja de las Flores
Calleja de las Flores

Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba

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Mezquite Bell Tower
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Shade and Light
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Organ Pipes
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Organ Pipes
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Orange Trees
Inside The Mezquite Where The Light Shines On Two Religions
Where The Light Shines On Two Religions
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Inside The Mezquite

Casa de las Cabezas

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Casa de las Cabezas
Casa de las Cabezas
Casa de las Cabezas
Casa de las Cabezas
Casa de las Cabezas
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Cordoba Rooftops

About Cordoba

It was a Roman settlement on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, taken over by the Visigoths, followed by the Muslim conquests in the eighth century and later becoming the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. During these Muslim periods, Córdoba was transformed into a world leading center of education and learning, producing figures such as Averroes, Ibn Hazm, and Al-Zahrawi, and by the 10th century it had grown to be the second-largest city in Europe. Following the Christian conquest in 1236, it became part of the Crown of Castile.

Córdoba is home to notable examples of Moorish architecture such as the Mezquita-Catedral, which was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and is now a cathedral. The UNESCO status has since been expanded to encompass the whole historic centre of Córdoba, Medina-Azahara and Festival de los Patios. Cordoba has more World Heritage Sites than anywhere in the world, with four. Much of this architecture, such as the Alcázar and the Roman bridge has been reworked or reconstructed by the city's successive inhabitants.