ISSR 2021 - CÓRDOBA (SPAIN)

PLACES OF INTEREST

MOSQUE OF CÓRDOBA

It constitutes the most important monument in Córdoba, and also of all Andalusian architecture, together with the Alhambra, as well as the most emblematic of Spanish-Muslim Umayyad art. Declared a World Heritage Site as part of the city's historic centre, it was included by the public among Spain's 12 Treasures in 2007.

MEDINA AZAHARA

Medina Azahara was a palatine city that ordered the construction of the Calida Abderramán III in Sierra Morena, about 8 km outside of Córdoba. The archeological site of Medina Azahara is declared property of cultural interest in the category of monument and was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2018.

THE ROYAL STABLES

In 1570, King Philip II, who was a great lover of horses, in founded The Royal Stables in Cordoba. He launched this project to create the Andalusian Horse (Pure Spanish Thoroughbred), one of the greatest breeds of horse ever to exist, a very popular riding horse and a symbol of the Spanish empire. The Royal Stables are today the site of a permanent Equestrian Show “The Passion and Spirit of Andalusian Horse”.

ALCÁZAR OF THE CHRISTIAN MONARCHS

The Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs is a military building in the city of Córdoba, Spain, located on one of the banks of the River Guadalquivir. The monarch Alfonso XI of Castile ordered its construction in 1328 on the old Andalusian Alcazar, former residence of the Roman governor and customs. The architectural complex has a sober exterior and a splendid interior, with magnificent gardens and courtyards that maintain a Mudejar inspiration.

THE VIANA PALACE COURTYARDS

The Palace of Viana is a sample of ancestral homes of the Córdoba nobility. Its 12 patios of great beauty, especially in spring and summer when the flowers bloom. plants and give great color to the enclosure. The water is also one of the main elements, as it merges with the vegetation creating a courtyard in harmony with nature.

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