Cordoba

Cordoba ThumbnailAfter Granada and Alhambra, we drove to our last destination in Andalucia, Cordoba. Originally a Roman settlement, in the eight century, Cordoba was conquered by the Moors and become the capital of the Calipahte of Cordoba. Today, the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is most famous for the Mosque of Cordoba, known as the Mezquita.

 

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Granada Snapshots Gallery

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Isabela and Columbus

A statue in downtown Granada.

Isabela and Columbus

Isabela and Columbus

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A gentleman enjoying his day

A gentleman enjoying his day

A gentleman enjoying his day

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Granada city view

Granada city view

Granada city view

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Alhambra Interior

Muqarnas ceiling decoration

Muqarnas ceiling decoration

hallway

hallway

ceiling detail

ceiling detail

ceiling detail

ceiling detail

Charles V seal

Charles V seal

woodwork

woodwork

window view

window view

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Alhambra

The Alhambra was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls.

Patio de los Arrayanes

Patio de los Arrayanes

Alhambra from Mirador

Alhambra from Mirador

Alhambra panorama

Alhambra panorama

Alhambra

Alhambra

Parador Granada

Parador Granada

view from Sacromonte

view from Sacromonte

 

 

 

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