Cordoba is a city that seems to have a sense of its own place in history. People have lived in this river valley since the Bronze Age. Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians from northern Europe have all ruled here and they all have left traces. Those traces are still being unearthed and proudly displayed. The Nuevo Museo Arqueologico is actually built over a portion of a huge roman theater. Imagine the sensitivity of that architectural feat.
We enjoyed libations and tapis at Plaza Jerónimo several times on our way to and from our AirB&B. It is adjacent to the museum and to the right of archeological dig shown below. Further excavations, extending below the plaza, are planned for the future.