Córdoba: Where the Ancient and Modern World Live in Harmony Side by Side

Córdoba is a small town with a rich history. It is located in southern Spain, a few hours north-east of Seville. It has been conquered by Muslims and then the Christians and in the 10th century it was the most populous city in the world. While driving through the city you may noticed the mix of the modern world and ancient society. One part of the city is more advanced with beautiful designs, and an upbeat city life, while another part is filled with ancient yet vibrant art, gorgeous architecture, and a rich history.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is the main tourist attraction, and it is over 1,000 years old. Parts of it have been torn down and rebuilt for centuries by different religions and is now a mixture of a cathedral and Mosque. It has incredible hand-made designs which have been preserved for over a thousand years.

The other main tourist attraction was the Alcázar or palace, of the catholic rulers, Ferdinand and Isabella. It’s one of their many palaces in Spain, but more importantly it’s the one where Columbus’s voyage plans were set into motion. We were in the same building where Columbus was granted permission to make history! (I was mentally slapping myself throughout the day for neglecting o charge my camera the night before so the battery only lasted part of the morning, but I had my phone so hopefully the pictures are alright.) To everyone who follows me on social media, I would like to apologize for the abuse of picture-posting. I strolled through the same halls as Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand had glided through thousands of years ago. The same halls where Isabella and Ferdinand met with Columbus to plan his voyage to India, which turned out to be the Americas, which changed the course of history, and is the reason many of us even exist today (because when you think about it, if Columbus hadn’t ‘discovered’ America, our ancestors wouldn’t have moved there, wouldn’t have met each other and we would not be).

While walking around the olden parts of Córdoba I felt as if I was in a daydream. The sites were gorgeous, and truly a sight to behold. I had never heard of Córdoba and I think it’s an extremely underrated city. If one is ever in Spain, I would highly recommend visiting the town where history was made, and so much ancient beauty has been preserved.

Check out some of the pictures below:

DSC_0003 DSC_0006 DSC_0009 DSC_0010 DSC_0012 DSC_0014 DSC_0015 DSC_0020 DSC_0024 DSC_0027 DSC_0028 DSC_0029 DSC_0032 DSC_0035 DSC_0039 DSC_0044 DSC_0049 DSC_0051 DSC_0054 DSC_0056 DSC_0057 DSC_0060 DSC_0063 DSC_0066 DSC_0067 DSC_0068 DSC_0069 DSC_0070 DSC_0071 DSC_0072 DSC_0074 DSC_0075 DSC_0076 DSC_0077 DSC_0079 DSC_0081 DSC_0082 DSC_0083 DSC_0084 DSC_0086 DSC_0088 DSC_0089 DSC_0090 DSC_0091 IMG_1874 IMG_1878 IMG_1900 IMG_1903 IMG_1905 IMG_1908 IMG_1909 IMG_1910 IMG_1911 IMG_1912 IMG_1916 IMG_1917 IMG_1919 IMG_1921 IMG_1932 IMG_1933 IMG_1936 IMG_1945 IMG_1950 IMG_1953 IMG_1962 IMG_1964 IMG_1965 IMG_1970 IMG_1978 IMG_1980 IMG_1982 IMG_1983 IMG_1987 IMG_2002 IMG_2007 IMG_2008 IMG_2009 IMG_2016 IMG_2021 IMG_2023 IMG_2026


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close