Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Postcard Wednesday - Fascinating Cordoba, Spain


Cordoba in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain is a fascinating place to visit , full of charm and a surprise
around every corner. The city has a rich history dating back to Roman times.





This is the courtyard of our charming hotel, El Palacio del Corregidor, in the old Jewish quarter. Walking along the cobbled streets , too narrow for cars , you get the feeling of times gone by as you loose yourself in
the history of the area.


The Roman Bridge, spanning the Guadalquivir River was built in the early 1st. century and was quite a
sight in the evening light.





 

The Mezquita, Cordoba's Great Mosque , dating back 12 centuries, is regarded as one of the most
accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.The site was originally a small temple of Christian
origin, The Catholic Basilica of Saint Vincent of Lerins. When Muslims conquered Spain in 711 the church
was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves. This sharing lasted until 784 when the Christian half was
purchased by Emir Abd-al-Rahman, who demolished the original structure and built the Grand Mosque.
Cordoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 and the building was converted to a Roman Catholic church.

The building is most notable for its large open area with 856 columns of jasper, onyx ,marble and onyx,
a sight to behold.

Cordoba was a fascinating city with a wealth of treasures and I hope one day to return.
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  1. I have never been to Cordoba yet but I am sure it is a wonderful city to visit...I should plan a journey...
    Your beautiful photos show a very interesting monument !

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    1. I found it quite an interesting place to visit Dan, so much to see and explore.Thank you Dan , glad you like my photos I have enjoyed sharing them.

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  2. Very fascinating! Love the mosque! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie, the mosque was so impressive.

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  3. Wow, how stunning. I love the Courtyard and could sit there all day. Just starting to do some real traveling in the next few years
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
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    1. It was stunning Jess and just so diverse in its history. Enjoy your travelling , I found it so rewarding.

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  4. Spain is on my list to visit, especially the ancient towns and cities like Seville and Cordoba. Seeing these photos makes me want to visit them even more! Your hotel looks like an oasis of calm.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Spain is a wonderful place to visit , full of colour and history and not so very far from the UK, you would really enjoy it.

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  5. How beautiful! Your hotel must have felt a very special place to come back to after the long day of fascinating discoveries. Thank you for sending us these postcards from Europe! :)

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    1. I am so pleased you are enjoying my somewhat belated postcards of my trip.Yes the hotel was a little gem.

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  6. How beautiful! Your hotel must have felt a very special place to come back to after the long day of fascinating discoveries. Thank you for sending us these postcards from Europe! :)

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  7. More beautiful postcards, thanks for sharing. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed my postcard from Cordoba.

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