Cordoba is a city with unique cultural traditions that are embodied in architectural monuments, works of art and beautiful national folkways. The famous Great Mosque is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the country. It has been built in 785 and has repeatedly changed shape and status during its long history. Only one thing remained constant - the unique interior of the mosque, which was completed in the best traditions of Arab style. Tall columns decorated with carvings, mosaics and an abundance of clever religious artifacts give the hall of the mosque the truly fantastic beauty.
Next to the mosque there is a beautiful orange garden, where travelers and locals love to relax during hot days. Among the other Muslim attractions it’s worth to mention Caliph towers built in the 10th century that were part of the southern fortifications of the city. Among the surviving fortifications Calahorra Tower and Roman bridge situated next to it are notable.
Near the aforementioned mosque the Jewish Quarter begins; it is also of great interest for tourists. There are numerous historical monuments on its territory, among which is the largest Spanish synagogue. It was founded in the early 14th century and represents a unique architectural monument.
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