Cordova, the city of flowers

 Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, was founded by the Romans in the first century b.c. becoming the capital of Andalusia province with famous characters like Seneca and Lucan. Conquered by the Arabs in 711 d.c. became the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate of the West, arriving to have in the tenth century about one million inhabitants, making it the largest, most educated and richest city in the known world. The philosophers Averroes and Maimonides were a clear exponent of cultural level of Cordoba at the time.

 

 The passage of Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians has left an indelible mark on the history of the city, evidence for this is: the Roman bridge, the Mosque of Cordova, built by Abd ar-Rahman I and considered the holiest Muslim site after Mecca, the Alcazar of the Christian Kings, the Church of San Francisco or Santa Marina of Aguas Santas.

 But when Cordoba is shown in its entire splendor is during the Fair of the Patios (Intangible Heritage of UNESCO), and the Crosses of May.

 It was once the capital of the largest Caliphate in the Arab world . Today is the city of culture and flowers.

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