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January 05, 2008

Cordoba

Córdoba (Arabic: قرطبة [Qurtuba], in English: Cordova) is a city in Andalucía, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. Located at 37.88° North, 4.77° West, on the Guadalquivir river, it was founded in ancient Roman times as Corduba by Claudius Marcellus. Its population is 321,164 as of 2005.

Today a moderately-sized modern city, the old town contains many impressive architectural reminders of when Córdoba was the thriving capital of the Caliphate of Córdoba that governed almost all of the Iberian peninsula. It has been estimated that Córdoba, with up to 500,000 inhabitants in the tenth century, was the largest city in Western Europe and, perhaps, in the world.

Trivia Cordoba :)
  • Places of attraction - Mezquita (the mosque) and Medina Azahara
  • Mezquita- has some truly beautiful features among them are the famous rows of two-tier arches in mesmerizing stripes of red brick an white stone, and the more elaborate arches and domes around the Mihrab. The Mihrab is stunningly beautiful with Quranic scriptures still left to be seen
  • The Ruins of Madinat al-Zhara (in Arabic: Madinat al-Zahra, مدينة الزهراء) are located about 5 kilometers from Córdoba, Spain. kenape THE RUINS? sebab most parts of the building are ruined and has been rebuit. tapi sbb cost dier terlalu tinggi, they couldn't rebuild the whole place. cuma certain2 places. info from wiki:
The ruins were discovered about ninety years ago. Only about 10 percent of the 112 ha site has been excavated and restored. The city flourished for approximately 80 years. It had been built by Abd ar-Rahman III the Caliph of Córdoba starting between 936 and 940. After Abd ar-Rahman III proclaimed himself Caliph in 929, establishing the independent Umayyad Caliphate in the west, he decided to show his subjects and the world his power by building a palace-city 5 miles from Cordoba . The largest known city built from scratch in Western Europe , Madinat al-Zahra was the forgotten Versailles of the middle ages. It would be described by travelers from northern Europe and from the East as a dazzling series of palaces full of treasures never seen before. Around 1010, Madinat al-Zahra was sacked during the civil war that led to the dissolution of the Caliphate of Cordoba.[1] The raid effectively wiped the city off the map for a millennium.


in Mezquita. Catholicism berleluasa =(
the "preserved" Mihrab
cubaan mengambil nite scene 1
cubaan mengambil nite scene 2
in the Caliphate's house. nice and sweet
jln berbondong2 camni ah..
alat buat kertas
area hostel kitorang
hostel korok yg ade tenet
in caliphate's house lagi
on the way
Al-Maimun kalau tak silap..

few minutes before kena kacau dgn flasher. yeappppp...kami diganggu oleh flasher dari Spain okayhhh??
Medina Azahara
terjumpe Aimi ^_^

2 comments:

alongdiyana said...

salam nadz... Kak nak juga gambar2 semasa jaulah kita tue... blogs akak skrg tergantung ternanti kan gambar-gambar tue... agak2 bila nadz free? akak nk mai amik... leh x?

n Z r A said...

gambar da dapat..sila upload ok =)