Cordoba is a medium-sized city in the province of Andalusia in southern Spain. It lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir river to the south of the Sierra Morena, about 200km northeast of Seville. Cordoba was conquered by the Romans in 206 BC and later was ruled by the Visigoths and the Byzantine empire. In 711 AD Cordoba was captured by the Arabs, who kept the city for over 500 years. Under Muslim rule Cordoba became the capital of the caliphate of al-Andalus. At its apogee in the 10th and 11th centuries Cordoba was one of the most advanced cities in the world with over 500000 inhabitants. In 1236 AD Cordoba was conquered by the Spanish kings and has been part of Spain ever since. The major attractions of Cordoba are the Mezquita, a mosque converted to a Christian church, and the old town with its narrow alleys and pictoresque buildings. The historic centre of Cordoba has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984.

01 Hotels on Corregidor Luis de la Cerda street 02 Torre del Alminar tower 03 Souvenir shops in Cardenal Herrero street 04 Souvenir shops in Cardenal Herrero street 05 Souvenir shops in Cardenal Herrero street 06 Puerta del Perdon gate
07 Inner court 08 Puerta del Perdon gate 09 Torre del Alminar tower 10 Patio de los Naranjos inner court 11 Outer walls of the Mezquita 12 Torre del Alminar tower
13 Puerta de San Esteban gate 14 Inner court 15 Inner court 16 Patio de los Naranjos inner court 17 Torre del Alminar tower
18 Patio de los Naranjos inner court 19 Inner court fountain 20 Southern view of the Mezquita 21 Gate 22 Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos palace
23 Park with palm trees 24 Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos palace 01 Narrow street 02 Alley with white houses 03 Guadalquivir river 04 Roman bridge
05 Alley with hotels 06 Alley with hotels 07 Roman temple columns 08 Roman temple columns 09 Gate to San Pablo church 10 Plaza de la Corredera square
11 Plaza de la Corredera square 12 Plaza de la Corredera square 13 Communist party of Andalusia 14 Church gate
15 Throwing rice on married couple 16 Statue of angel on pillar 17 Horse carriage with tourists 18 Church portal 19 Street cafe 20 Restaurants in Conde street
21 Jewish quarter 22 Synagogue 23 Alley with restaurants 24 Alley with restaurants 25 Alley with hotels
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