Escorted Rail Tours to Cordoba
An Andalusian city with Roman, Arabic and Islamic influences
The beautiful city of Cordoba was once the largest metropolis in Western Europe. Remarkably, during its history the city has been capital of a Roman Province (Hispana Ulterior), an Arab state (Al-Andalus) and an Islamic state (Caliphate of Cordoba).
Cordoba is world-renowned today for its magnificent mosque, or Mezquita, which was first built in the 8th century and re-consecrated as a cathedral in the 13th century. The Old Town, which surrounds the Mezquita, is a narrow maze of haphazardly winding medieval streets. Within the Old Town are many of the city's main attractions, including the beautiful Roman Bridge and the fascinating Jewish Quarter.