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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Historic Centre of Cordoba is a World Heritage Site within the city of Córdoba, in Andalusia, Spain.

The inscription celebrates the most glorious period of Córdoba's history, between the 8th and the 13th century, from the time of the Moorish conquest until the city was captured by King Ferdinand III of Castile in 1236. During that period, some 300 mosques as well as numerous palaces and public buildings were erected within the city.


The Mezquita, Córdoba
The Mezquita, Córdoba
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Perhaps the most famous historic building in the Historic Centre of Cordoba is the Mezquita, or Cathedral-Mosque. It was the Great Mosque of Córdoba during the Moors, but was turned into a cathedral under Ferdinand III. The building is today a famous tourist sight.


Elegant façade of the Mezquita
Elegant façade of the Mezquita
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authorshipJames (Jim) Gordon
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Historic Centre of Cordoba was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October - 2 November, 1984.

Location: N37 52 45.1 W4 46 47 in the Province of Cordoba, Autonomous Community of Andalusia.
Inscription Year: 1984
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV
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