The Mezquita, or Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, is a World Heritage Site that serves as a reminder of the city's Moorish past. Built in the 8th century, the Mezquita is one of the most iconic and visited monuments in Spain.
The mosque was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century, after the city was reconquered by Christian forces, and today it is one of the most unique religious buildings in the world.
The Alcazar is located in the centre of Cordoba, on the site of a former Moorish castle. It’s a large complex consisting of several buildings, gardens and courtyards.
It was built in the 14th century by Pedro I of Castile, and has been used as a royal residence, fortress and prison over the centuries. Today, it is one of Cordoba's most popular tourist attractions.
Medina Azahara, or "the Shining City", is the ruins of a palace-city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III, the first Umayyad Caliph of Cordoba.
Construction began in 936 AD and lasted for only a few years before the city was abandoned. It was rediscovered in the early 20th century and has since been excavated and restored.