Córdoba was an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. From around 152 BCE it was a Roman settlement.
The Church of San Francisco and San Eulogio is a Catholic temple in Córdoba, Spain. It belongs to the so-called Fernandina churches, since it was founded by the Castilian King Fernando III in the 13th century.
La Mezquita is an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D., featuring a columned prayer hall and older Byzantine mosaics. After it became a Catholic church in 1236, a Renaissance-style nave was added in the 17th century.
It was given the name Patio de los Naranjos (orange tree courtyard) because, as Rodrigo Caro wrote in the 16th century, “there are orange trees from many centuries ago there, with some palms and cypresses.”
Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs (Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos) served as one of the primary residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon.
Cordoba is a great city for walkers and runners with beautiful paths along the river.
The Guadalquivir is the fifth-longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and the second-longest river with its entire length in Spain. The Guadalquivir is the only major navigable river in Spain. Currently it is navigable from the Gulf of Cádiz to Seville, but in Roman times it was navigable to Córdoba.
San Pedro is named after its landmark basilica, which still has an original 14th-century bell tower and carved gates. Restaurants and bars line this part of the river.
Places I loved:
Hotel Plateros A lovely family run hotel in the heart of the city. (Pl. de Séneca, 4, 14003 Córdoba).
La Gloria Traditional restaurant with some fantastic memorabilia on the walls. (C. Claudio Marcelo, 15, 14002 Córdoba).
La Cazuela de La Esparteria The wine and food were amazing here. (C. Rodríguez Marín, 16, 14002 Córdoba).
El Ultimo Tango Friendly diverse crowd at this bar, which gets very lively on the weekend and spills out onto the street. (C. Diario de Córdoba, 9, 14002 Córdoba).