Visit Cordoba Spain | Cordoba travel guide; Mezquita (Mosque Cathedral) | tourism video

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Alright, so I’ve left Madrid
and onto Cordoba I can’t wait for the next leg
of my Spanish adventure I’m not really quite sure what’s going
on this train. It’s quite loud, quite hectic but I’m
having a great time and you’ll learn more when I get to Cordoba.
See you later. On this episode of Traveling
with Krushworth, step Back in time through Cordoba’s
triumphal arch And enjoy the medieval Mosque
Cathedral of Cordoba. A UNESCO heritage treasure, that was originally A Jewel of Moorish Andalusia, but fell to The Catholic kings in the 13th century. The great Mosque of Cordoba, otherwise known As La Mezquita was originally built in
the 8th century By Prince Abd al-Rahman, but grew to its greatest height in the 10th century. During this
uncertain time When Europe suffered through the Dark Ages, Historians wove stories of Cordoba’s Moorish, Muslim Population and the rest of Andalusia flowering In a golden age. When one walks under
the mosque’s Incredible arches, it’s difficult to not
feel the same awe Medieval visitors felt as they experienced
a city Of baths, mosques and fountains. In the 16th century, King Charles I, known
also as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V had the cathedral Built in the middle of the Moorish mosque
during the Reconquista Centuries after the Muslims were toppled and
the Christian Kings erected their cathedral, the city’s
heart still beats At La Mezquita, much as it has for hundreds
of years. In Cordoba’s 10th century golden age, Jews, Christians And Muslims lived together in tolerance. Hebrew Latin and Arabic mingled in the city’s
bustling narrow Streets. While other European cultures lost touch With the ancient Greek past, Cordoba’s
libraries Were filled with manuscripts from Aristotle and Plato And were read by the city’s wise thinkers. Under liberal Muslim rule, the Jews of Cordoba Could safely practice their religion, as could
the Christians. Throughout the centuries, as leadership became more brutal, tolerance failed. Today, the lanes of Cordoba’s ancient
Jewish quarter Are filled with travelers, but they
once shared a different story. A veritable seesaw of tolerance and cruelty
against the Jews. That history is seen most clearly on the walls Of the city’s only remaining ancient synagogue Which was built in the 14th century after
the Moors Of Cordoba capitulated to the Christians in 1236. The site was used up until 1492, as it was
that year When the Jews were driven from Spain as part of the brutal Spanish Inquisition. The gardens at Cordoba’s Alcazar or Palace
of the Christian Monarchs Are a special and beautiful place to walk,
but the history Dates much farther back and has a darker edge. This fortress was built in the 14th century
but its Most important residents, King Ferdinand and
Queen Isabelle. Donated their former residence in 1482 to
further the horrors of the Inquisition. Its history is dark, but the site is now more renowned For its fountains, lush tree-lined pathways
and beautiful Roman frescoes, Which echo back to Cordoba’s earliest roots. Thank you for watching my Cordoba episode of Traveling with Krushworth. Click the video link to follow me to the capital Of Spanish flamenco dancing, Seville. For more travel photos from other amazing
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Steven Cassidy · June 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Will be travelling to Cordoba in 2016

Johno Et · July 20, 2015 at 11:55 am

Slip slop slap Krusworth!

Karolina Pek · May 19, 2017 at 9:42 am

Next time, you must visit Granada and the Alhambra – this place has "magico especial". Then go to the Sierra Nevada in the Poqueira (Alpujara region).. Also, go to Malaga and take a side trip to Mijas.

Angel G. · March 15, 2019 at 8:36 am

Thanks for the nice video 😊
Does the train stop near here or would I need to get a taxi?

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