Pension El Portillo
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- Non-smoking rooms
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... the beautiful patios or inner courtyards of many homes that we could see. Stumbled across a bronze statue of a famous poet. It is believed that if you rub his shoes ( as many had by the shine on them) you would gain literary enlightenment! So we did! Then had coffee in a park and tasted a typical sweet of the region - an apple pie with lots of sugar on the top. Then a visit to a large square near our hotel and the local markets before lunch ...
... Catholic cathedral. It must have been quite the impressive mosque, because now it is a thoroughly impressive cathedral. Our local guide showed us the points of transformation that had to occur when the switch of religious peoples changed. Mosques used horizontal light to point toward Mecca, while Christians use vertical light to point towards heaven. To accommodate the vertical light, the cathedral part of the mosque ...
... the rest of the day there, but we cut ourselves off after two rides and some rambling.
We made our way back across the river to Cordoba's main draw: its mosque-cum-cathedral. Built as a medieval Muslim mosque over a period of several centuries starting in 785 AD, Cordoba's Mezquita quickly became regarded as one of the finest mosques in the world, a model on which other mosques throughout the Islamic world based their design. ...
... the mosque.
We had a small lunch, explored the Jewish quarter, and wandered the shops. Because "holy week is very holy in Cordoba" there was to be a procession around the town where everyone dresses in very...interesting garb. Google (who knew Ms. Hill assigned homework for. Her blog too?) Semana Santa (holy week) processions and you'll see what I mean. These processions happen everyday, all over Spain this week and we are hoping to see some ...
Sunday was our last day in cordoba. We took it easy and wandered around the mesquite again. This time we went into the different shops. A lot more people were out because it was actually sunny. We also wet along the "street of flowers" that has pots of flowers all along the walls of the buildings. Again we had a great lunch of meatballs in an almond sauce, typical rice dish. The we headed back to take the train home. Although we did so much in 3 days, we also got to relax and enjoy ...