Ayre Hotel Córdoba
Ayre Hotel Cordoba is located in the most exclusive residential area of this beautiful Andalusian city and World Heritage Site. It provides a large garden in perfect harmony with nature and wide opened spaces where you can enjoy outdoor activities, including an outdoor pool with Solarium and 2 tennis courts. This charming hotel is located only 7 minutes by car from the historical and monumental center of the city and the TGV station. It offers complete facilities to enjoy your stay in Córdoba.
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3, 14012 Córdoba, Spain
What to see in Cordoba
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba (World History Site since 1984) is probably the most important monument in the entire american Moslem World and one of the very most amazing buildings on the globe in its right. The entire development of the Omeyan style in Spain is seen in its different portions, as well as the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque varieties of the Religious part.
The site that your Mosque-Cathedral occupies has been used for the worship of different divinities since early times. Beneath the guideline of the Visigoths, the Basilica of San Vicente occupied this very site, and later, following the Moslems bought area of the parcel, a primitive Mosque was built. The basilica was rectangular in form, and for some time was distributed by Christians and Moslems. As the Moslem populace increased, the ruler Abderraman I obtained the complete site and demolished the basilica to make method for the first Alhama (main) Mosque in the town. A number of the original building materials from the Visigothic basilica can be observed in the first portion of the Mosque built by Abderraman I.
The fantastic Mosque comprises of two specific areas, the courtyard or sahn, using its porticos (the only real part built by Abd al- Rahman III), where in fact the minaret stands – nowadays, encased in the Renaissance tower – and the prayer hall, or haram. The region inside comprises of a forest of columns with a harmonious colour pallette of red and white arches. The five split regions of the Mosque match each one of the five extensions completed.
The Synagogue, located in the heart and soul of the Jewish 1 / 4 of Cordoba, is exclusive in Andalusia and one of the three best maintained Medieval synagogues in the complete of Spain. Based on the inscriptions within the building, it was built between your years 1314 and 1315, and was at continuous use till the Jews were finally expelled from Spain. A little courtyard causes a narrow access hall. Around the right, a staircase causes the women's area and in the front lies the key hall, which is rectangular in condition and furnished with Mudejar-style herb motifs. The wall structure assisting the women's tribune has three arches with delightful attractive plasterwork. The Jews were expelled in 1492, and later, the building was used first as a medical center, then as the Hermitage of San Crispin and lastly, an newborns' school. It had been declared a Country wide Monument by the end of the 19th hundred years.
The Malmuerta Tower
Close to the Plaza de Colón, the exterior tower called la Malmuerta (practically ‘she who may have died terribly') is covered in misconception and legend. Regarding to popular stories, the tower was so known as after the fatality of a commendable Cordoban lady as a result of her deranged, jealous hubby.
Common myths and legends aside, this tower was built-in the 15th hundred years together with a prior Islamic building. It really is joined to metropolis walls with a round arch, under which there can be an inscription giving information on its construction. Inside, various staircases lead to the walkway and, above that, to really the only room in the building, that includes a vaulted roof and windows slits to allow air in.