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100 miles from Benalmadena, Cordoba was the Muslim capital of Andalucia and has 2000 years of history. The Romans made it the capital of the province of Baetica and under the Moors it became the biggest and most cultured city in Europe. It sits on the Guadalquivir river with the mountains as a backdrop. One of the world's finest buidings is here, La Mezquita - a magnificent mosque within which was built a cathedral when the Christians took over the city from the Moors which took 243 years to build. There is an old Jewish quarter with a synagogue,and there is the Alcazar de los Rios Cristianos, a palace for the Christian kings with water gardens and a magnificent view from its tower. There is the Roman bridge, Puente Romano, restored many times over the centuries which leads to the Torre de la Calahorra, a 14th century guard tower where you can see a diorama and wax figures depicting the life and history of the Muslims, Jews and Christians in Cordoba. It has narrow winding streets and squares which are a pleasure to roam with inns some of which are hundreds of years old and which serve tapas, many of them unique to the area. There are many museums and galleries including an archaeological museum and a museum of bullfighting.