Hostal La Fuente
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... them to see Jose [you may know his brother, Hose B], one of three brothers that run the 1* place; looks fine enough to me.
It was a drop your bags and see you in a half hour command. We walked up to the Mezquita area where we met our local guide David. Being Semana Santa [Holy Week], things are a little busy in Cordoba. What he decided on was a walk of the area around the Mezquita and then touring this unique structure.
Cordoba was a blend ...
... we decided to pay homage to this siesta and go back to the hotel and do just that—take a siesta.
We relaxed and napped until about 8 p.m. and then ordered room service for dinner before heading out to see a flamenco performance. This was a gem of an experience! The performance was done in an old Arab bath converted into a theatre area. Because there were only like 9-10 small tables that seated about 25-30 people, the setting was most intimate. The lighting ...
... seeing the synagogue then the Alcazar of the Christian kings. The alcazar is like a castle and has a beautiful view from the top. You can see all the gardens and fountains within the walls, the river and bridges, and the city. It seems the designers loved fountains and streets of water. It was a very peaceful place. The flower beds were full of colour ad the bushes and trees were cut to perfection. After that we walked along the river. Downstream of one of the bridges there was less ...
... nosey as we wandered around the city and took some pictures of patios when the
opportunity presented itself.
We then headed for the main market square which was a disappointment with only half a dozen stalls. Suspect there is another day of the week when it might have been quite interesting. Throughout Cordoba there appear to be quite a few artisan groups who have got together to sell their goods and we imagine the ...
... and Muslim influences.
Cordoba's biggest drawcard is the 1st century Cathedral-Mosque the Mezquita. The building has had a chequered history. The site was originally a pagan temple, then a Visigothic Christian Church (you can even see some of the remains) before the Moors built a mosque in 784AD. Successive Caliphs enlarged the mosque until it was the biggest in the Western world (interesting fact - Cordoba was the most populous city in the world in ...