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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mpc_divider align=”left” content_type=”title” content_position=”0″ content_padding_divider=”true” content_padding_css=”padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:1px;” font_preset=”mpc_preset_73″ font_size=”30″ font_line_height=”1″ font_transform=”uppercase” font_align=”left” title=”THE UMAYYAD CALIPHATE” lines_color=”#76bdcc” lines_weight=”2″ padding_divider=”true” padding_css=”padding-right:0px;” margin_divider=”true” margin_css=”margin-right:0px;”][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_73″ font_color=”#070707″ font_size=”17″ animation_in_type=”transition.slideLeftIn” animation_in_offset=”100″ animation_in_duration=”1100″ animation_in_delay=”0″]The Umayads were the first Muslim dynasty — that is, they were the first rulers of the Islamic Empire to pass down power within their family.[/mpc_textblock][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][mpc_divider align=”left” content_type=”title” content_position=”0″ content_padding_divider=”true” content_padding_css=”padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:1px;” font_preset=”mpc_preset_73″ font_size=”30″ font_line_height=”1″ font_transform=”uppercase” font_align=”left” title=”THE UMAYYAD FAMILY” lines_color=”#76bdcc” lines_weight=”2″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_73″ font_color=”#070707″ font_size=”17″ animation_in_type=”transition.slideLeftIn” animation_in_offset=”100″ animation_in_duration=”1100″ animation_in_delay=”0″]According to tradition, the Umayyad family (also known as the Banu Abd-Shams) and Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) both descended from a common ancestor, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, and they originally came from the city of Mecca. Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) descended from Abd Manāf via his son Hashim, while the Umayyads descended from Abd Manaf via a different son, Abd-Shams, whose son was Umayya. The two families are therefore considered to be different clans (those of Hashim and of Umayya, respectively) of the same tribe (that of the Quraish).[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mpc_image image=”4311″ image_size=”full” force_fullwidth=”true” image_opacity=”0″ image_inner_border_gap=”0″ effect=”none” image_hover_opacity=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”42px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mpc_divider align=”left” content_type=”title” content_position=”0″ content_padding_divider=”true” content_padding_css=”padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:1px;” font_preset=”mpc_preset_73″ font_size=”30″ font_line_height=”1″ font_transform=”uppercase” font_align=”left” title=”WHERE TO GO” lines_color=”#76bdcc” lines_weight=”2″][vc_empty_space height=”42px”][mpc_tabs preset=”mpc_preset_4″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_1″ font_color=”#888888″ font_size=”16″ font_line_height=”1.75″ font_transform=”capitalize” font_align=”left” content_padding_divider=”true” content_padding_css=”padding-top:20px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:0px;” padding_divider=”true” margin_divider=”true” margin_css=”margin-right:10px;margin-left:20px;” mpc_button__font_preset=”mpc_preset_1″ mpc_button__font_color=”#707070″ mpc_button__font_size=”16″ mpc_button__font_transform=”capitalize” mpc_button__font_align=”center” mpc_button__background_color=”#f3f3f3″ mpc_button__border_css=”border-radius:5px;” mpc_button__padding_divider=”true” mpc_button__padding_css=”padding-top:10px;padding-right:25px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:25px;” mpc_button__hover_font_color=”#ffffff” mpc_button__hover_background_color=”#75cdde” mpc_button__hover_background_effect=”slide-left” button_margin_divider=”true” button_margin_css=”margin-right:20px;”][mpc_tab title=”Mosque of Córdoba” tab_id=”1503394989-1-2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mpc_image image=”3651″ image_size=”full” image_opacity=”100″ image_inner_border_gap=”0″ effect=”none” image_hover_opacity=”100″ overlay_background=”#75cdde”][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ font_color=”#111111″ font_align=”justify”]La Mezquita (Mosque – Cathedral of Córdoba) is captivating. It brings hordes of tourists to this Andalusian town annually. It is one of many interesting things to do in Cordoba Spain. If you only have one day in Cordoba, you will be busy.[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ font_color=”#111111″ font_align=”left”]

Price:
Adult/child €10/5, 8.30-9.30am Mon-Sat Mar-Oct free

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Hours:
8.30-9.30am & 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, 8.30-11.30am & 3-7pm Sun Mar-Oct, 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 8.30-11.30am & 3-6pm Sat & Sun Nov-Feb

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Location:
Calle Cardenal Herrero
Córdoba, Spain

[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/mpc_tab][mpc_tab title=”Madinat al-Zahra” tab_id=”1503394989-2-16″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mpc_image image=”3652″ image_size=”full” image_opacity=”100″ image_inner_border_gap=”0″ effect=”none” image_hover_opacity=”100″ overlay_background=”#75cdde”][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ font_color=”#111111″ font_align=”justify”]Eight kilometres west of Córdoba stands what’s left of Madinat al-Zahra, the sumptuous palace-city built by Caliph Abd ar-Rahman III in the 10th century. The complex spills down a hillside with the caliph’s palace (the area you visit today) on the highest levels overlooking what were gardens and open fields. The residential areas (still unexcavated) were set away to each side. A fascinating modern museum has been installed below the site.[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ font_color=”#111111″ font_align=”left”]

Price:
EU citizen/other free/€1.50

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Hours:
9am-7.30pm Tue-Sat Apr–mid-Jun, to 3.30pm mid-Jun–mid-Sep, to 6pm mid-Sep–Mar, 9am-3pm Sun year-round

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http://www.museosdeandalucia.es
957 10 49 33

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Location:
Carretera Palma del Río Km 5.5
Córdoba,
Spain

[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/mpc_tab][mpc_tab title=”Baños del Alcázar Califal” tab_id=”1503401134687-2-3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mpc_image image=”3653″ image_size=”full” image_opacity=”100″ image_inner_border_gap=”0″ effect=”none” image_hover_opacity=”100″ overlay_background=”#75cdde”][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ font_color=”#111111″ font_align=”justify”]The bathhouse of the 10th-century caliphs, part of the Moorish Alcázar complex that was later replaced by the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, is the most impressive of the few Arab bathhouses that still survive from the 600 that Córdoba boasted by the early 11th century. With the typical arrangement of cold, warm and hot rooms, the now-underground complex has been partly restored to its original appearance with horseshoe arches, elegant pillars and star-shaped skylights. You can also see remains of the underfloor heating system.[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mpc_textblock content_width=”100″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ font_color=”#111111″ font_align=”left”]

Price:
€2.50

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Hours:
8.30am-8.45pm Tue-Fri, to 4.30pm Sat, to 2.30pm Sun mid-Sep–mid-Jun, to 3pm Tue-Sat, to 2.30pm Sun mid-Jun–mid-Sep

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Location:
Campo Santo de los Mártires
Córdoba,
Spain

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Telephone: +34 957 764 444
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Plaza de Las Tres Culturas ( Las Tres Culturas Square: in front of the Railway Station (RENFE-AVE).

AUCORSA:
Telephone: +34 957 40 40 40
Web: www.aucorsa.net[/mpc_icon_column][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mpc_icon_column layout=”style_2″ title_font_preset=”mpc_preset_74″ title_font_color=”#00b8dd” title_font_size=”20″ title_font_align=”center” title=”Daily Bus To Medina Azahara” content_font_preset=”mpc_preset_73″ content_font_color=”#070707″ content_font_size=”18″ content_font_align=”center” mpc_icon__icon=”lnr lnr-bus” mpc_icon__icon_color=”#00b8dd” mpc_icon__icon_size=”45″ mpc_divider__width=”50″ mpc_divider__lines_color=”#88d482″]The best way to get to the Archaeological Site is on the Daily Bus to Medina Azahara.

Online Booking
PRICES: Adults: 9 euros, Children aged 5 to 12: 5 euros, Children under 5: Free
MINTING
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