Located in southern Spain, in Andalucia is the ancient and beautiful city of Córdoba. Staying in Córdoba apartments will allow you to see many of the historic buildings in the city which are a testimony to the city’s fascinating and colourful Arab history. The Romans were instrumental in establishing Córdoba. The city gained importance during this period, as it was the highest navigable part of the Guadalquivir River. The city developed into a major port and was primarily used to ship wine, wheat and olive oil to ancient Rome. The Romans also built a bridge across the Guadalquivir River, and this bridge today is known as El Puente Romano. After the Romans, the Arabs, also referred to as the Moors, took over Córdoba to form the kingdom of El-Andalus. This is when the Great Mosque of Córdoba, or Mezquita, was constructed. Over the centuries, many parts were added to the mosque, making it the largest one in the world. Another prime holiday destination for history lovers is Hradec Králové Holiday Rentals
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Córdoba was taken over by the Christians in 1236. The new rulers did not demolish the mosque. Instead amidst the mosque’s columns and arches, they built a cathedral. Today, this cathedral cum mosque is one of the biggest attractions of Córdoba. Staying in Córdoba accommodation allows you to visit the fortress of Alcazar. This fortress was constructed in 1328 by the Christians. In addition, you can visit the Arab-built Calahorra Fort that was meant to guard the bridge constructed by the Romans. The ancient Jewish synagogue is also worth a visit, but it has been converted into a museum.
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The old quarter of Córdoba, which is known as La Juderia as it used to be where the Jewish community used to live, is also worth a visit for its scenic and pretty squares, like the La Plaza del Potro where Don Quijote de la Macha stayed during one of his many adventures. The narrow, winding streets leading to squares are charming and a delight to walk along. As you walk along these streets, you will pass courtyards blooming with flowers, and every year in May homeowners decorate their patios with flowers in order to win the most beautiful courtyard award that the city hosts. There are many Córdoba holiday rentals close to the modern part of the city too. This part includes the main shopping area, and bus and train station, with two huge parks, Paseo de la Victoria located on the western side and Avenida de America on the northern side. The two parks are great for a relaxing walks, and staying in Córdoba holiday rentals close to the parks will give you easy access to them.