Gallery 44: Cordoba – Cordoba, Spain

The Roman Bridge of Cordoba is a bridge in the Historic center of Cordoba, originally built in the early 1st century BC, though it has been reconstructed at various times. Most of the present structure dates from the Moorish reconstruction in the 8th century.

The Jewish Quarters were established in Cordoba in Roman and Visigotic times. Under Arab rule after the 8th century, Jewish life and intellectualism flourished.

The Mosque of the Calliphs is most notable for its arcaded hypostyle hall, with 856 columns made of jasper, onyx, marble, granite and porphyry. These were made from pieces of the Roman temple that had occupied the site previously, as well as other Roman buildings, such as the Merida amphitheater.

Top