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Al Andalus background: History, Philosophy and Spirituality.

  • Córdoba
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Hanif Silivestru

I have a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology and at this moment I am the director of Zaytuna Tours Travel Agency. I was always working in the tourism sector around Europe, and I had the pleasure to own a Bike Taxi in Amsterdam. My main goal now, since I am located in Córdoba is to share my experience and my modest knowledge of the past of Andalusia. I really enjoy havi... More »

I have a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology and at this moment I am the director of Zaytuna Tours Travel Agency. I was always working in the tourism sector around Europe, and I had the pleasure to own a Bike Taxi in Amsterdam. My main goal now, since I am located in Córdoba is to share my experience and my modest knowledge of the past of Andalusia. I really enjoy having conversations related to history and I hope that I will make your walk through Córdoba worth of remembering. www.zaytunatours.com @hanifgoncearenco

About the tour

There was a privileged place in history, where the East and West wisdom synthesized, where for millennia on the South of Peninsula Ibérica, was fused the finest and most elevated of the spiritual and philosophical knowledge.

First of all, we will get a brief but consistent introduction to the historical events that took place for the eight centuries that Al Andalus ruled the West since the Tariq Bin Ziad first stepped in Iberica until the last Berber Kingdom, the Nasrid from Granada, resisted the Castilian Crown reconquest.

Our main purpose is to revive important figures from Al Andalus in the scientific fields and through their example restore the memory and greatness of Al Andalus.

Figure as Ibn Hazm (literature and theology), Ibn Rush (Averroes), Ibn Arabí and Ibn Masarra (philosophy), Ziryab (arts), Ibn Jaldun (history), Ibn Firnás (inventor), Al Gafiqí (oculist), Azarquiel (astronomy) will be discussed during the tour.

The walk will go on around the Old Center of Córdoba, places like the Puerta de Almodovar, the exterior of Córdoba Mosque, the Roman Bridge are one of the few places on our itinerary.

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How to find me: In front of Puerta de Almodovar near the Séneca statue.
Tour duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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Ratings (2)

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Warda

3 months ago

Hanif was an excellent guide. He was well-spoken, knowledgeable, and kind.

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Aigel khadeeva

4 months ago

My friend and I really liked tour provided by Hanif. He was knowledgeable, fun and easy -going. I whole-heartedly recommend to take tour by him. tip: You can request to meet him by your hotel or bus station on your convenience.

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Response from Hanif Silivestru:

Hei Aigel. Thank you very much for the feedback. It was very nice having you in Córdoba, and I enjoyed talking with you, apart from the content of the tour, about United State, Rusia and I had a great time. Count on me if you ever come back to Spain, and whenever I can do something for you, you know where you can find me. Good luck to both!
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