In the 600s it started as a Christian church, when the Moors were in power they converted it to a Mosque.  When the Spaniards regained control they kept the mosque features but used it as a church while building more editions to it.  It’s famous red and white arches are not to be missed while visiting Spain. The Patio Festival is a unique weeklong event in Cordoba each May.  

Cordobans open up their homes to the pubic to showcase their patios filled with roses, carnations, geraniums, and other flowers.  Spaniards and tourists come to Cordoba for this event each year to explore the city’s private houses.