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The old town area at Córdoba, Céspedes lane

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One of the small old streets placed on the ancient muslim district at Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. A night view from Céspedes lane, now the best place to take a dinner or a drink and enjoy the wonderful old Córdoba.

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A: mosque of cordoba at night

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mosque of cordoba at night

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B: The Cathedral and the ancient mosque at Córdoba by night

by Guillem Alemany, 70 meters away

The actual catholic cathedral and ancient mosque at Córdoba was built starting from Abderramán I at t...

The Cathedral and the ancient mosque at Córdoba by night

C: mosque of cordoba, spain

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D: exterior mosque of cordoba at night

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exterior mosque of cordoba at night

F: The Courtyards of cordoba

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 The Courtyards of cordoba

The Courtyards of cordoba

G: mosque of cordoba

by luis davilla, 90 meters away

mosque of cordoba

mosque of cordoba

H: cordoba from top of cathedral tower

by luis davilla, 100 meters away

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cordoba from top of cathedral tower

I: cordoba

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cordoba

cordoba

J: mosque of cordoba at night

by luis davilla, 100 meters away

mosque of cordoba at night

mosque of cordoba at night

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