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The Mesquita is a former mosque that was first built in 786 on the site of a former church, then enlarged in 833, 962 and 991.
With the conquest of Cordoba in 1236 it was taken over by the Catholic church who installed the Villaviciosa Chapel within it. Then in 1523-1606 they plunked a whole cathedral in the middle.
I loved the …
... the main door would not open and like a sheep I followed a small crowd to a side door. Which was indeed open, and when we entered it we saw the main door had now opened too :-)
The second I stepped inside and was immediately between those hundreds of columns and arches, I was awestruck and got tears in my eyes. Everyone spread out pretty fast and I think more people were awestruck like me, it kept ...
An earlier start today to catch the 9am bus to Córdoba. There are two bus stations in Seville and the buses to Córdoba leave from a station just 10 minutes walk away. So the taxi driver who was waiting at the end of the street missed out on a fare. An interesting 2 hour bus ride with 2 stops along the way. We had seats up the front so unfortunately could see how the bus was driven. An older driver who was very casual in his driving and spent most ...
... in Cordoba.
The Mezquita is the greatest of what Cordoba can offer to tourists. You can visit the Mezquita for free on workdays from 8:30 to 9:15 The museum in the Calahorra tower is quite inspiring to get a glimpse into what the peaceful coexistence of religions meant. Pity that this found its end some 200 years later - like so many good things.
... 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 ...