Cordoba (Spain), World Heritage Site
Cordoba, World Heritage Site
Cordoba is a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir, which was ...
Origins of Cordoba (Spain)
Origins of Cordoba
The origins of Cordoba are lost in the mists of time. Its position by the river and the fertile farming land of the Campiña made it a...
Roman Cordoba
The conquest of Cordoba by the Romans in the 2nd century B.C. ushered in what would prove to be, together with the period of Moslem rule kno...
Muslim Cordoba
Muslim Cordoba
However, in the 8th century, something happened in Cordoba which was to radically change the course of history in the western world. A conti...
Christian Cordoba
Christian Cordoba
In June 1236, the troops of Fernando III "the Saint" arrived at the city gates. It did not take long to overcome the defenders and the Chris...
Cordoba - 16th - 19th centuries
At the end of the 16th century, King Felipe II tried to put Cordoba back on the map by building the Royal Stables and having the Gate o...
Cordoba - 20th-21st centuries
Cordoba - 20th-21st centuries
It was not until the mid 20th century that Cordoba started to recover some of its lost splendour and importance. The population grew, the ec...