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Culture in Córdoba

In the Spanish city of Córdoba, one of the greatest mosques ever built in Europe overlooks a web of winding medieval lanes that reveal a striking mix of Roman, Moorish and Spanish cultures.

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Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

(alcazardelosreyescristianos. cordoba.es; Campo Santo de los Mártires)

Built under Castilian rule in the 13th and 14th centuries on the remains of a Moorish predecessor, this fort-cum-palace was where the monarchs Fernando and Isabel first met Christopher Columbus in 1486.

Inside CÓrdoba’s mosque turned cathedral
COMPILED BY CATRIONA GREW WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM JOHN NOBLE. PHOTOGRAPHS: CGE2010/SHUTTERSTOCK, COURTESY OF OWAY TOURS

Asociación de Amigos de los Patios Cordobeses

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In the December issue… find out which countries, cities, regions and individual attractions made it onto Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 list; read more in depth on some of the winning destinations, including the northern regions of Sri Lanka far from the tourist trail, Copenhagen with its ongoing dining revolution, and the North Coast 500 road around some of the wildest corners of the Scottish Highlands; add in a short break to Estonia's winter-perfect capital Tallinn; and much more