Córdoba, Spain is full of history. Most notable is the Mezquita.
This mosque-turned-cathedral is a huge building with thousands of years of history laid out into its architecture. While above is the more cliche side of the Mezquita, the architecture was altered throughout its stages.
Also of historical importance in Córdoba, Spain is the Alcazar. This is the royal palace, though it’s been used for different things over the years, including holding those accused of blasphemy during the Spanish Inquisition. Today, it’s a beautiful castle with stunning gardens and architecture.
Like every other ancient castle in Spain, this is a hotspot for weekend weddings! Don’t hold your breath, though – the wait list is about 4 years long!
Other interesting historical tidbits in Córdoba, Spain include the rocky floors, which I explained in an earlier post about feats of Roman architecture.
Today, Córdoba, Spain is known for its flowers.
Even though the city itself is ancient, Córdoba’s cultural significance only traces back to the 20th century. Every May, Córdoba’s homeowners try to out-flower each other for a grand prize of money and some major recognition. Make sure you visit Córdoba during the spring, because contestants will open their homes to show off their flowers.
End your day at the Roman bridge, which is…exactly what you’d expect: a bridge leftover from Roman times. You can catch a spectacular sunset here, away from the tall alleys of Córdoba.