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This morning we were given a tour of what was the Jewish Quarter then taken to another of our favourite memories from the last time we took this tour – the Cathedral in Cordoba.
The Jewish area is still mainly residential, of course with lots of little shops scattered through the area.
The Cathedral is amazing. It was originally a mosque but in the 15th Century the King gave the Catholic archbishop permission to build ...
Cordoba is supposed to be the hottest place in Spain - the frying pan of Spain. However late last night we had a small shower and another one at about 6.30 this morning! We hope 'rain before 7, fine before ...
... busy playing spanish card games, updating my family, and learning the language. Ana just came into my room right as i was writing that clever sentence about the rain, and told me we are going to 8 o'clock(pm) mass. so i better go get ready for that.
oh, ana says hola. well, she said hi but i wanted to reinforce the idea that i do know more than one word in spanish. i know like, 12.
until next time,
... each, not so bad given our amusement. Imogen and I had both considered that we might have to pay but also thought that we might just be dealing with some funny old lady; naive Australians! Arriving into the city we soon realised these gypsies were out in force for the day, we had learnt our lesson but they became quite pushy trying to get you cornered on the edge of the street.
We wound our way to Arranyas restaurant, ...
... of these old cities, the narrow streets and buildings continue to fascinate us, but the most amazing feature was the Mosque that is now a Catholic Cathedral. Building commence in 785 AD with many additions to the structure since.
It is huge with 2.5 Hectares of floor area and one of the largest and impportant Muslin monuments in the western world. After the defeat of the Muslims by the Christians it was then converted into a Cathedral, built ...