quinta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2015

Córdoba: mesquita, filigrana e ZOCO / mosque, filigree and ZOCO

The Roman colony of Corduba, founded in 152 BC, became capital of Baetica province, covering most of today’s Andalucía. In 711 Córdoba fell to the Muslim invaders and soon became the Islamic capital on the Iberian Peninsula. It was here in 756 that Abd ar-Rahman I set himself up as emir of Al-Andalus.

Córdoba’s heyday came under Abd ar-Rahman III, who in 929 named himself caliph to set the seal on Al-Andalus’ independence of the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad. Córdoba was then the biggest city in Western Europe and it had dazzling mosques, libraries, observatories and aqueducts, a university and highly skilled artisans in leather, metal, textiles and glazed tiles. Abd ar-Rahman III’s multicultural court was frequented by Jewish, Arab and Christian scholars, even if Córdoba was certainly not the fabulously tolerant paradise that’s sometimes imagined

Córdoba é especial. Para mim ficou o ZOCO, um mercado artesanal mesmo no bairro judeu, a mesquita claro está e a filigrana que agora anda comigo todos os dias (não resisti a uma pulseira de prata que vi).
Ainda, ver este e este artigo.

Córdoba foi também a última paragem na Andaluzia.

Córdoba is special. For me the greatest things were the ZOCO, an artesian market right in the Jewish neighborhood and the filigree which is with me every day now (couldn’t resist buying a silver bracelet).
Also, see this and this articles.

Cordoba was also our last stop in the Andalusia.

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