The Alcazar was built in 1328 as a military fortification, and was later extended to include gardens, transforming into a residence for the Catholic monarchs after the Reconquista.
Across Andalucia: The Jewish Quarter Part II – The Director’s Cut
The first home I visited in the Jewish Quarter taught me about Golden Threads. The second was all about papermaking.
Across Andalucia: The Jewish Quarter Part I – The Director’s Cut
The Jewish Quarter in Cordoba is one of the largest and best preserved in Europe.
Across Andalucia: The Mezquita – The Director’s Cut
The Mezquita was the largest mosque in the Western world, measuring almost 24,000 square meters. It was built in stages between 785 and 987 and would be considered the most important sanctuary of Western Islam.
Across Andalucia: Cordoba – The Director’s Cut
Cordoba was a scholastic center from the 8th century. Under Muslim rule, it celebrated a golden age of cultural revival and was among the most diverse and religiously tolerant cities of its time.