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.