Córdoba, Spain, is both a region and a city. The city of Córdoba is home to a spectacular Moorish mosque dating from the 8th to the 10th centuries. There are also the ruins of the Medina Azahara, once a significant palace complex. You can go to the wine country around Montilla, visit Pasadas the capital of Córdoba, or decide to visit Palma del Rio. There are several things to do in Palma del Rio, according to Palma del Rio tourism. It is on the plain of the Guadalquiver and near the Seville border. You can visit the 1482 old Monastery of St. Francis once home to 800 monks. You can also go shopping in Palma del Rio for crafts at the Barro de Palmas S.C.A. It will introduce you to Palma del Rio culture with a local flavor. Major Palma del Rio attractions are the Convent of Santa Clara and the Sam Sebastian Hospita, in Gothic-Mudéjar style. For other Palma del Rio sights, wander to the ruins of the castle of Palma del Rio beside the Genil River.