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.