In Roman times the city was called Cordubaa. Among others, the originally Roman Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) testifies to this time. From Moorish times comes the famous Mezquita, into wich a cathedral was built. The remarkable ruins of the old Moorish palace city of Medina Azahara are located at just 10 km from Córdoba. The excavation site is on the list of recommendations for the UNESCO World Heritage. On the way from Granada to Cordoba Alcalá la Real is a worthwhile stop. Set in the city, surrounded by a beautiful landscape, rises the Fortaleza de la Mota, a mighty restored castle with a church.