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... really looks muslim.. Anyway, it was absolutely amazing - just the sheer size was incredible. Once again, they were getting ready for Easter parades, with TV screens set up around the place for the different sections for the congregation that don't attend every week.
We then headed to a tapas bar, where I tried yet another sherry. Although slightly more palatable, this was also a no-go (not sure exactly which one it was, but was very dry). ...
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Anyway, once out of the shops we went back the long way through the suburbs passing church after church and park after park. At every turn we seemed to find something interesting to look at, the highlight being a bunch of vending machines offering all manner of things from sex dice to cheeseburgers. We ended up walking for about 2 hours before getting back just before it got dark around ...
... 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. ...
... gladly paid the 11 Euros to use their garage rather than seek out public parking! Since it was now approaching 3pm, our stomachs demanded that we find some lunch. Our neighborhood, in the historic Jewish Quarter, is lined with cafes and shops and flower filled lanes. Rambunctious school kids heading home were dominating the streets. We had a great meal outdoors in the small Plaza Romero. ...
... a large pool and may have been full of people all day. Most of the places we stay in are 2 or 3 star and would not have pools – this was a 4 star.
Today we left Seville for Cordoba but decided to visit a town on the way – Carmona. Founded by the Carthaginians and later occupied by the Romans and Moors it has the usual churches, palace, fort and city walls, but also some Roman ruins including a ...