Pension El Portillo
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... Catholic Church. Over the years, the building switched hands many time until the late 1880's part of the roof collapsed revealed the synagogue past and local historians faithfully restore the site back to its former glory. I also visited the casa de Sephared, a museum dedicated to Jewish life back in the Middle Ages , food and their holiday traditions. It is very enlightening. Afterward, I took a walk ...
... museums for pottery and wine.
On our way down the hill, we stopped for lunch at a theme-park Don Quichote restaurant with a very jovial host who kept us entertained while we enjoyed the fresh mountain air and the sight of the romantic windmills against the blue sky. We had the most delightful entrée of slices of fresh sheep cheese and olives.
Then, it was on to Córdoba, home to Europe's second-largest Old Town where we would overnight. This UNESCO World Heritage ...
... but, of course, entirely in Spanish, with every priest from the diocese in attendance and the most long winded homily ever given. I think since the priest was sitting while giving the homily, he just kept on going because its not like he was getting tired of standing up. Poor Sheridan's first activity with us is to attend an almost two hour mass where I can't even explain to her what's going on because it's in Spanish. She was a good sport and the ...
... You can get a good bottle of wine for about 4€ and if you spent more than 10€, you went all out!
There is so much more to say about Córdoba, but most importantly I want to thank some people who made my time there incredible. Taylor, mi hermana! She got me going every morning and often fixed my breakfast and coffee, not to mention was a blast to have as a travel partner. Toñi, my "mami española", it was wonderful to live in her house ...
... headed to the Inquisition Museum, which had a large collection of torture implements that were incredibly disturbing, but little information on the Inquisition other than specific methods of torture. I walked through quickly then perused the souvenir shops while Andrew went through at a normal speed.
We then made our way through the lovely, cool, whitewashed lanes of the Jewish Quarter and visited the old Synagogue, one of only 3 in Spain to ...