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The Casa mudéjar

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ertain cities have a soul, are homes

domestic and feudal architecture, the abode

to memories, mythical places in the

of important families in Cordoba, such as the

collective imagination. These cities

Venegas and Córdoba families.

have their own paradigms that permeate into

Its courtyards are a reflection of the plaza,

world consciousness. Cordoba is one of these

meeting points that are the transition between

places, a living organism shaped over centuries

public and private space, and one of Cordoba’s

by different spaces that intertwine to create an

main charms.

identity of meeting points. One of these spaces is this house, an

Beyond its Baroque facade, with its stone support for mounting horses, we delve into a

impression that survives time, opening its front

covered stone passageway that takes you into

door to take us into a complex world of large

the first patio, where the stables and coach

rooms and split-level patios, interlinked by pas-

houses are found. Here, a triple Mudéjar arcade

sageways, covered balconies and stairwells.

with octagonal pillars overlooks a renaissance

Half hidden at the back of the ancient Calle

fountain with a figurehead. The next patio,

del Tesorero (today Calle Samuel de los Santos

connected to the previous by the landing of

Gener), and close to the Aljama Mosque, this

the main stairway, is the most important and

house is the result of the joining of five houses

preserves the oldest remnants of the past; in

and four courtyards built between the 14th and

the centre there is a tiled fountain and a well in

15 centuries. Its original structure and layout is

front of the house’s main room, accessed from

still intact, important remnants of Mudéjar

a portico with semi-circular arches held by Ca-

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Brochure: Casa Árabe's headquarters in Cordoba  

Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba is known as the Casa Mudéjar building, which comprises five different houses linked by galleries, passa...

Brochure: Casa Árabe's headquarters in Cordoba  

Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba is known as the Casa Mudéjar building, which comprises five different houses linked by galleries, passa...

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