Time to take a walk through its historic center, where we see the seams of an ancient town of Arab origin, built during the ninth century, on fertile land and near Rio Grande.
Former prehistoric settlements already inhabited the area between the third and fourth millennium before Christ, as shown by different archaeological remains found.
It’s not until the beginnings of the X century that the settlement stars being valued as a city coinciding with its fortification as an order of the Cordoba Califate.
Some of the most prestigious medieval historians consider Hish Dakwanas (Coin moorish name ) Medina because it is disposed of a complete fence and of Mayor Mezquita.
Inside this already non-existent wall, a network of streets impregnated with the Islamic conception of space develops:
-They are tortuous roads, except for a main axis around the streets Cuesta de Los Molinos-Mesones, that joins two access gates.
-It lacks open spaces for meetings, except for the Main Squares and markets that were located near the access gates, such as Plaza de San Andrés and Plaza Bermúdez de la Rubia.
– It would also have representative buildings such as the Aljama mosque, then Santa María Church and convent, as well as bathrooms and other public places for administration.