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Córdoba, also called Cordova, is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba was founded in ancient Roman times as Corduba.
Today a moderately sized modern city, the old town contains many impressive architectural reminders of when Córdoba was the capital of the Caliphate of Cordoba that governed almost all of the Iberian Peninsula. Cordoba was the largest city in the world in the 10th century.
La Puerta de Almodóvar (Almodovar Gate), also known as Jewish District Gate, one of the best preserved of Cordoba's city gates lies adjacent to la Judería, the Jewish quarter. In the front on this gate, one can find the statue of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who was born in Cordoba. Cordoba's fortified walls date back to Roman times and this section was part of the original Roman wall surrounding the city. When you cross this magnificent gate, you arrive to the past.

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