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Situated on the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River, Cordoba is a port city that was originally founded by the Romans. However, it wasn’t until the city became the capital of Al-Andalus, the Moorish kingdom of Islamic Spain, that Cordoba rose to prominence as one of the top cities to visit in the country. Awe-inspiring and a treat to the eyes, there is no doubt that Cordoba is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. In fact, it was so beautiful that when it was reconquered by Christians in 1236, most, if not all, of the city’s architecture was left standing.
A great place to explore on foot or by bike, the top draw of the city is undoubtedly the mesmerizing Mezquita, which is one of the world’s largest and most iconic Islamic buildings and even has a cathedral built in the center of its many arches and columns. Whether you’re in Cordoba to explore its Islamic architecture or to explore other sites like the Judería, which is the old Jewish quarter, the history and beauty of this city will be unforgettable.
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