Cordoba is located in southern central Spain. Cordoba is having rich history and this city is having amazing combination of European ancient culture and Islamic influence. There are so many historic attractions in city of Cordoba. From April to June there are many fiestas hosted by the Jewish Quarter and the city center. The Mezquita mosque always has countless visitors every year. There are so many attractions in historic city of Cordoba, Spain which will make your tour a memorable one.
If you love to discover medieval European culture then Cordoba, Spain is the one of the best locations you would have to go for! You will not regret your tour as in Cordoba you will find you many attractions.
The most famous attractive placed in Cordoba, Spain are:
1-The Archaeological Museum Of Cordoba
The Archaeological Museum of Cordoba is on Plaza de Jeronimo Paez (Plaza Jeronimo Paez 7 14003 Cordoba, Andalusia). This museum is having detailed history of pre-Roman settlements and current era. Many sculptures and artifacts show the influence of different cultures on Cordoba history. This museum takes you on a journey to past!
The museum for visitors is opened from morning to early evening; there is a small fee for entry.
2- Mezquita Mosque
Mezquita Mosque or in Spanish Mezquita-catedral de Cordoba is recognized as mosque of Cordoba. Mezquita mosque which was initially a church and was built by Vishigoths and late in Muslim rule half part of this church was turned into a mosque.
Mezquita mosque is a fascinating building combination of medieval European and Islamic cultures. Mezquita mosque had faced many historical and regime changes. The address of the Mezquita Mosque is “Calles Torrijos and Cardenal Herrero s/n Cordoba, Spain”. There is an entry fee to enter the Mezquita Mosque and it remains opened for visitors from morning to early evening. To enter the Mezquita mosque its required to dress conservatively and maintain a respectful outward behavior.
3- Concurso de Patios Cordobeses
The ideal time to visit to see amazing decorated patios is May. The annual competition Concurso de Patios Cordobeses in which local residents of Cordoba participates. This competition is to see that who has most beautifully decorated patio. In Cordoba the homes are surrounded by a central courtyard of patio. The local residents decorate their patios with colorful flowers, fountains and other decorative things. While in Cordoba when you see outside any home a sign “Patio” then that means you are invited to see the patio. These patios are usually opened from afternoon to late evening throughout the week. On weekends they are opened early.
4 – Madinat al-Zahra
Madinat al-Zahra is Arab Muslims palace city which was built Abd-ar-Rahman III. The literal meaning of Madinat al-Zahra is city of flowers. Madinat al-Zahra is located in western outskirts of Cordoba, Spain. Madinat al-Zahra was capital of al-Andulas or Muslim Spain. Its construction was started I 936-940 AD.
Madinat al-Zahra is older than Mezquita, on west of Cordoba you will find this ancient great city ruins. You can reach Madinat al-Zahra through bus also. You can get the bus from downtown Cordoba. There is entry fee to enter the ruins of Madinat al-Zahra.
5- The Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter is having narrow streets and great network of lanes; it’s located just northwest of Mezquita. The Jewish Quarter is having several museums which had detailed history about medieval Cordoba. One of these museums the most famous is Casa de Sefarad which focuses on the Jewish cultural traditions. When, you head to center of the quarter on Calle de Los Judios to see one the three remaining synagogues from Spain’s medieval period. There are several small jewelry and silver shops in the Jewish Quarter.