Cordoba, located in Andalusia, is one of the most attractive cities in Spain. Many Moorish monuments have survived, including the La Mezquita mosque, which is on the UNESCO list.
During the Arab rule, Korodoba was described as the most perfect city in the world, the embodiment of all civilization achievements. It had an irrigation system that made the city look like a huge garden, about 300 bathhouses, 20 libraries, and 17 colleges. The flourishing of the city ended at the beginning of the 11th century. As a result of conflicts between the powerful Arabs, the power of Cordoba began to decline. In 1236, the city was conquered by the Spaniards.
The most important souvenir of the Moorish rule in Cordoba is the Grand Mosque of La Mezquita. Its interior is supported by 800 columns supporting harmonious arches. Currently, it serves as a cathedral, which can be visited both during the day and at night with special lighting effects. Alcazar, which was converted into a castle of Christian kings in the 13th century, survived in Cordoba from the Arab times. Behind its walls there are wonderful gardens with ponds and fountains. You can also see mosaics from the 2nd and 3rd century AD
In the city you can also find ancient monuments. The most important of them is the Roman Bridge with 16 spans. On its edge stands the Arab watchtower Torre de la Calahorra. In the Old Town it is also worth visiting the former Jewish quarter. The narrow streets hide sheltered courtyards creating picturesque, planted corners with fountains and ponds. There are many restaurants, wine bars, bars and cafes throughout the area.