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... Quichote because we were greeted by a variety of statues and momentos of him and his side-kick Sancho Panza. I could not resist buying a tile featuring the two heroes.
We cruised through La Mancha's vineyards, olive groves and acres of sunflowers. As we neared Consuegra, we could see atop the hill, the white windmills and castle that inspired Cervantes in the sixteen hundreds to write the famous scene in his book Don Quichote. Some of these twelve windmills have been ...
... worth it in the end for us to be able to see inside the mosque-cathedral.
After leaving the church mom pulled out our trusty guide book to explain some of what we had just seen inside. As she's reading through the history line by line she says "and they would all chant Allah, Allah, whatever" and skimmed over the rest. That phrase will be one for the books just like the UPs store or the ravioli that tasted like air. They, the ones chanting, ...
... in a tiny car park which required several 20 point turns to get into. I defer to the landlord concerning this task. However, after a couple of days, we decided to visit Madaz al Zahra the seat of power of the Muslim Caliphate in around 900 AD. It has a wonderful museum and archaeological site about 20 kms out of town.
After much swearing and spinning of steering wheel a car park exit was achieved and with the aid of the trusty GPS and various members of THM were ...
... go-round with real ponies...kinda felt sorry for them... But at the same time, plenty of drunkards! Haha...people were offering me their cigarettes randomly too. Ooookay. (It's like most people here smoke or something!)
My next morning, I walked around the Juderia some more, and also took advantage of the morning free admission to Córdoba's own Alcázar - smaller than Sevilla's and less extravagant, but still pleasant. Then onwards to ...
... the palace itself. Ascending the extremely steep and uneven stone steps of the palace's two towers had my quads screaming the next day-- but it was worth getting up there to snap a few photos of the breathtaking panoramic views. Traditional, cave-like Arab baths are hidden underground beneath the palace with small star-shaped vents that allow natural light to stream inside.
Our second-- and my favorite-- must-see, incredibly moving sight in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCordoba Centro Córdoba
Cordoba is a great city, not very big but beautiful buildings, gardens and city center. I spent two days in Cordoba and slept at Funky Cordoba hostels. The room was for 2 people, and it looked a hotel room, we had our own bathroom with everything in it! The breakfast was also good and cheap, i would recommend it to everyone. Nice, cosy and cheep hostel ;)
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