PICTURES EUROPA / SPAIN

CORDOBA


Córdoba also called in English Cordova; it is a capital city in Andalusia located in southern Spain. In ancient times, it was Roman and Iberian city but during postclassical period it becomes a capital city of an Islamic caliphate. In the old part of town, you can find numerous architectural monuments and reminders of Roman culture. Also, the old town or historic centre is under UNESCO World Heritage Site. Córdoba today is a moderate sized city with it population of 350,000 in 2011. The city location is on the banks of river Guadalquivir River that provides populations of Córdoba people access to mining resources of Sierra Morena; which are zinc, coal and lead, which satisfies populations need. Also, one more interesting fact about Córdoba is that is one of few cities in the whole world that has a near exact antipodal. For all those who don’t know what is antipodal, here is an explanation. Antipodes are any places on the Earth that is diametrically opposite. Climate here is subtropical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. About to its main sights and historic architecture, Córdoba is second large Old town in Europe declared in World Heritage by UNESCO. The important site is and also the main symbol is Great Mosque of Córdoba, Roman bridge and main Cathedral of Córdoba. This cathedral is part of Moorish architecture that makes it amazing. The cathedral is noblest for its arcaded hypostyle hall, with its 856 columns made of onyx, jasper, granite and marble. Near the main cathedral is old Jewish quarter which is consists of irregular streets. The Calleja de Las Flores is one of the most popular streets and also tourist main sight because it position that intersect Velazquez Bosco which ends in a plaza. All in all, Córdoba is an amazing and beautiful city which provides you many historical and amazing places to see.