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... places I figure I’ve got to see or I’ll regret it later. Here, I trust I will learn some insights into what made Cordoba such a special place back in its heyday. I arrive a bit early, so I take some time to explore it from the outside. It’s very different from any mosque or cathedral I’ve seen—very wide and long, but not super-high. There is a minaret-turned-steeple in the center, but it’s dwarfed by the sheer area the mosque takes ...
... than letting it go to ruins, and built a cathedral inside it. It is quite an amazing building and knowing the history behind it makes it even more spectacular. After spending time in the Cathedral we also went to the Jewish Quarter here also but we could not go into the Synagogue. After taking our tour we got on the bus again and drove to Seville where we are staying for the next 2 nights. ...
... and some mix of
culture with a touch of Flamenco. At only 15 Euros I found it well within my
budget to treat myself to the show. It was absolutely fantastic, although I don’t
know if my animal rights advocate friends would approve of all the moves the
horses are trained to do for show. It’s not just the horses, though, but the
whole culture around the Andalusians – the performance, the Flamenco dance, the
... known for all of the flowers that decorate the streets. They hang out of windows and off balconies all around the area. This buildings were lighter in color so having the green, pink and red against them made them really stand out. As we walked through there was some sort of special event taking place that made the roads very busy with people. We aren't positive on the even but we gathered that it was a bunch of cafes that opened up ...
Cordoba was outstanding. Much smaller than Seville (population just 300,000) it is manageable in size and exquisite in architecture.
Cordoba exhibits much from the Muslim/Arab world from the periods when Spain was part of various Arab empires
The Mezquita is possibly the best example of this
From somewhere around 700 AD to around 1300 I think this extraordinary place has alternated a number of time from being a mosque to a ...