Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Exploring Roman and Islamic Córdoba

The city of Córdoba in Spain has quite a history. During the Roman Republic Córdoba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior and was then the capital of Hispania Baetica during the Roman Empire. It later became the capital of the Islamic Caliphate of Córdoba.

All this Roman and Islamic history has left its mark on the city. Visit Córdoba today and you can still see the evidence of Roman and Islamic rule in the city's historic architecture. In fact Córdoba is the largest urban area in the world declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Visor de Rutas Arqueologicas is a Leaflet map, created in CartoDB, which can help guide you around the historic buildings of Córdoba. The map includes a number of guided walks around the historic Roman and Islamic landmarks in the city.

When you first load the map all the historic locations in the city are displayed on the map. You can click on the individual markers to learn more about the city's Roman and Islamic buildings. Alternatively you can select from the Roman and Islamic walks listed in the map sidebar to browse a number of walking routes taking in the important sites of Córdoba's historic past.

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