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Cordoba was founded by the Romans but eventually became the capital of all of Islamic Spain.
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Photo Right -Patio inside the Meryan Leather Shop


The Mezquita's construction was started by the Muslims over 1200 years ago. It was converted into a cathedral in the 14th century. Today it is an active church and a major tourist attraction of Spain.
Time line:
  • City founded by the Romans in 169 BC.
  • The Muslim invaders took the city in 711 AD.
  • In 929 AD the region became independent from Baghdad and formed its own kingdom.
  • After 1000 AD the kingdom fell into anarchy
  • In 1236 AD the city was taken by Fernando III.

Photo Left - A section of the old Cordoba city wall still stands. On one side is this park, and on the other it becomes a part of the homes, stores and hotels.

Photo below - "Hot day in Cordoba," the musician's dog decides to rest while his master takes lunch.

As Cordoba is connected to Madrid and Seville by the AVI high speed train, it is possible to visit the city as a day trip from either city. From Madrid the train ride is about one and one half hours (one way).

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During the first few weeks of May Cordoba hosts the "Festival of the Patios". During this event, private homes open themselves to the public to show off their floral displays.

Note - If you want to attend this festival, make certain to make hotel reservations well in advance.

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