Córdoba is a unique city, with a history unlike that of any other city. It exudes art and wisdom from every corner. It was founded as a commercial and cultural city by the Romans but it reached its maximum splendour during the Al-Andalus era.
It has amazed and continues to amaze visitors for centuries. It is the most important monument in Córdoba; a unique, universal building. Its history can be summarised as the complete evolution of the Umayyad style in Spain, in addition to the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles of Christian architecture. World Heritage Site.
It was the most solemn city ever imagined: the magnificent and mysterious city that Abd-al Rahman III ordered built at the feet of the Sierra Morena, eight kilometres from Córdoba. The main reasons for its construction were ideological-political in nature: the dignity of the Caliph demanded the foundation of a new city as a symbol of his power, to show his superiority over his enemies.
Located at the Calahorra Tower, its goal is to disseminate the splendour of Cordoba and Al-Andalus between the 9th and 12th centuries. Today, Calahorra is a museum space that allows visitors to delve into the most important moments, milestones and achievements of Al-Andalus through themed rooms and modern devices.
Next to the Umayyad Alcazar, now gone, to which they surely belonged, these were probably the most important baths in the city. Ablutions and body cleaning represented an essential part of a Muslim’s life. They were required for prayer, in addition to being a social rite.
The people of Córdoba proudly open the courtyards in the historic district of the city, decorating them for the occasion with pots of geraniums, carnations and jasmines, which hand from the white-washed walls. They can be visited practically all day long and you can always find their hosts enthusiastically displaying their hospitality.
What was nothing more than a royal whim at the beginning ended up becoming one of the largest and most beloved projects of Felipe II. The Spanish purebred horse was highly prized for mounting and became a clear symbol of the Spanish empire. Today, horses come back to their place of origin, Córdoba, their ancient homeland. A true pleasure for the whole family, in an environment as extraordinary as the monumental Royal Stables of Córdoba.