Keepsake Travel Souvenir of Cordoba's Great Cathedral & Mosque
One of the most memorable sites in the ancient city of Cordoba is that of the Mezquita de Cordoba, the Great Cathedral and Mosque, whose image is shown on this collectible fridge magnet souvenir from Spain. There are 856 columns in the church that comprise a breathtaking scene of repeated arches and soaring columns made of marble, granite, onyx and jasper. It is a spectacular construction that was first a Christian church, then in 784 when the Moors came to Cordoba it was rebuilt as a Mosque over a period of two centuries. Reclaimed as a Roman Catholic cathedral 800 years ago, the spectacular building is steeped in history and is a memorable site that most people who visit Cordoba make a point of visiting.
Besides touring the amazing Cordoba Mesquita cathedral and mosque, the ancient town has much to offer visitors who are interested in culture and history.
Interesting Places to Visit in Cordoba
The tranquil gardens of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos provide a pleasant escape from the bustle of crowded city streets and are one of the most popular places in Cordoba. Visitors enjoy walking through the Jewish Quarter, and also touring the Callejas de las Flores. The Cristo de los Faroles monument is a must-see landmark in Cordoba, and the Calahorra tower at the end of the Roman Bridge marks another important site.
The dancing Andalusian horses are a popular site in Cordoba; everyone enjoys watching the show at Espectaculo Pasion y Duendo Caballo Andaluz. You'll also enjoy theater at the Tablao Flameno Cardenal. Museums, palaces and archaeological sites make up the remainder of interesting attractions in Cordoba, such as the Palacio Museo de Viana, the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba, the Casa de Sefarad, and the Museo de Juilo Romero de Torres.