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Patio of the Orange Trees

Listed under Gardens in Córdoba, Spain.

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The garden offers a small, peaceful refuge in the city, inviting rest and prayer. It is thought that the surface area of the Courtyard of the Orange Trees is approximately that occupied by the old mosque, to which two of the outside walls belonged. In the centre is a large fountain, whose bowl is one of the few remains of the Visigothic period, and, in the space or cloister on the eastern side, called that of Granada, is the famous stone pulpit where it is said Vicente Ferrer, Francisco de Borja, Fernando de Contreras, Friar Diego, José de Cádiz, Juan de Ávila and others preached. It was given the name Courtyard of the Orange Trees because, as Rodrigo Caro wrote in the 16th century, >inside it there are orange trees many centuries old, with some palm trees and cypresses>.

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