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The Hotel Hacienda Posada de Vallina is located next to the Mosque-Cathedral in Córdoba
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is arguably the most significant monument in the whole of the western Moslim World and one of the most amazing buildings in the world in its own right. The complete evolution of the Omeyan style in Spain can be seen in its different sections, as well as the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles of the Christian part.
El Alcazar (Castle of the Christian Monarchs)
The Alcázar (castle) of Cordoba, with its thick defensive walls, served both as a fortress and a palace, and is a perfect illustration of the development of Cordoban architecture through the ages. Roman and Visigoth ruins lie side by side with Arabic remains in this magnificent building, which was once the favourite residence of the different rulers of the city.
The Synagogue, situated in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba, is unique in Andalusia and one of the three best preserved Medieval synagogues in the whole of Spain. According to the inscriptions found in the building, it was built between the years 1314 and 1315, and was in constant use right up until the Jews were expelled from Spain.
In 1570, King Philip II, who was a great lover of horses, set out on a scheme to create a pure thoroughbred Spanish horse. For this reason, he ordered the Royal Stables to be built on land belonging to the Castle of the Christian Monarchs.
The Bullfighting Museum is situated in Plaza Maimonides, very close to the Cardinal Salazar Hospital, and occupies a former 16th century aristocratic mansion. The long tradition behind bullfighting in Cordoba has made it possible to collect all the relevant artefacts belonging to the five bullfighting 'Caliphs': Lagartijo, Guerrita, Machaquito, Manolete and Manuel Benítez, El Cordobés.
In 1903, remains of Arabic baths were unearthed by accident in the area known as Campo de los Santos Mártires, but they were covered over again soon after. However, between 1961 and 1964, a group of Cordoban archaeologists started digging the site again and revealed the sheer size and importance of the find.
Calleja de las Flores (Alley of the Flowers)
In the Heart of the Jewish Quarter, not far from the Mosque-Cathedral, we find this charming little street, which everyone who visits Cordoba comes to see. The narrow alleyway leads up a gentle slope to open out onto a small square.
The so-called Fernandine Churches are a group of religious buildings built under the reign of King Fernando III "the Saint" after the conquest of Cordoba in 1236. Many of them were built on top of former mosques, showing a clear intention to wipe out the Islamic influence so visible in the city, as well as to repopulate various areas of the city with Christian subjects.