"Córdoba, la Sultana" Córdoba by andal13

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Melting pot

Several centuries before Christ, the area where Córdoba is situated, was well know by Phoenicians and Carthaginians. Romans settled there at 1st. century BC; at 5th century AD, Visigoths invaded the place, and after them, at 8th century, the Muslims settled there and took Córdoba as the capital. Fernando III el Santo (Ferdinand the Third, called the Saint), conquered Córdoba to Castilla at 13th century. All these people left their traces at this beautiful city, and gave it a special charm.
Córdoba has been the home town of several philosophers and poets.


Varios siglos antes de Cristo, la región donde Córdoba está situada era bien conocida para los fenicios y los cartagineses. Los romanos se establecieron allí en el siglo I AC; en el siglo V DC, los visgodos invadieron el lugar, y posteriormente, en el siglo VIII, los musulmanes se establecieron allí e hicieron de Córdoba su capital. Fernando III el Santo conquistó Córdoba para el reino de Castilla en el siglo XIII. Todos estos pueblos dejaron sus huellas en esta hermosa ciudad, y le dieron un encanto especial.
Córdoba ha sido la ciudad natal de diversos filósofos y poetas.

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  • In a nutshell:Exquisit combination of Roman, Muslim, Jewish and Christian art
  • Last visit to Córdoba: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 5, 2003
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2004 at 6:22 PM

    Great page, I must get back to Spain for more exploring!

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2004 at 10:30 AM

    This is a great tribute to a truly wondrous town. I loved the jewish quarter too... really nice work here

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2004 at 8:25 PM

    I felt so peaceful and calm when I was in Cordoba. So much history of war and peace here. Tolerance. We need that in today's chaotic world. Wonderful pages and fantastic pictures as always, Andrea :-)

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2004 at 10:38 AM

    this brings back wonderful memories, thank you :-)

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2004 at 4:39 PM

    Very good page. I found that Cordoba to be a very pleasant surprise. More than just the Mezquita.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2003 at 11:37 PM

    Cordoba has seen so much history, which is unbelievable. Almost all the time it was one of the main lands. Great page.

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2003 at 6:54 PM

    Great updates to my favorite city!

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2003 at 7:49 PM

    The Almodovar Gate is also called "Entrance" in the movies theater.

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2003 at 11:58 PM

    I've always wanted to see the architectural splendors of the Alcazar up close. No time this last trip to Spain! Good reason to go back!! ;-)

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2003 at 10:30 PM

    Una destinación que no puede ser faltada. Verdaderamente magnífico. (more babelfish assisted iberian ability...)

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