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Cordoba

First founded as a Roman city, in 756 Cordoba became the capital of Moorish Spain. In the 10th century, Cordoba was the largest city in western Europe, with schools, hospitals, mansions, public baths, and a great center of learning, renowned for its scholars and libraries. The caliph of Cordoba was very tolerant of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic communities. The glory of Cordoba is far in the past, but when kids step inside La Mezquita (Great Mosque), the golden age is very much present.

Cordoba Photo Album
    La Mezquita (Great Mosque) & around
    Old city walls and Jewish quarter
    Plaza de las Tendillas – This is a large, wide plaza surrounded by cafes in the modern part of town. In the center is a large fountain and two water play areas either side. On a hot day, kids can cool off by running in and out of the water jets spouting up from the pavement.
family hotels cordoba spain

Travel for Kids has lots of fun things to do with kids in Cordoba, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels and apartment rentals in Cordoba, different styles and price ranges, convenient to the old city center:

Cordoba family hotels
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The Most Magnificent Mosque  
The Most Magnificent Mosque
Ann Jungman, Shelley Fowles

Charming story of three mischievous boys, Rashid, Samuel and Miguel, who are caught throwing oranges from the Cordoba mosque. As punishment, the boys work in the glorious gardens, but explore the mosque in their free time, and when they are grown men, they save the mosque from destruction. (Picture book)

 

(More children's books on other Spain pages)
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