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Medina Azahara in S. Spain added to UNESCO World Heritage list
Last Updated: 2018-07-02 07:06 | Xinhua
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Spain's caliphate city of Medina Azahara was added on Sunday to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) List of World Heritage, the organization reported.

The place, located in Cordoba, southern Spain, was the seat of the Caliphate of Cordoba in the 10th and 11th centuries.

Spain has 47 places added to the List of World Heritage and the city of Cordoba has four: the Medina Azahara, Fiesta de los Patios, the Mosque of Cordoba and the historical centre of the city.

"Thanks to this, we show that this province offers not only tourism, but heritage, culture, and knowledge of different civilizations who lived here and the trace they have left," the mayor of Cordoba, Isabel Ambrosio, told local media.

Medina Azahara was a city built by the first caliph of Cordoba, Abd al-Rahman III, in the 10th century. The place features infrastructure such us bridges, water systems, roads, buildings and other objects.

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