Los Omeyas Hotel
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Tuesday 2 June 2015
In the afternoon we took the bus to Santiponce where there is an impressive Roman site,
Italica, which was the first Roman site in Spain founded in 206 BC. Very impressive and extensive.
Wednesday 3 June 2015
Today we took the renfe (fast train) to Cordoba ...
... of Cordoba by King Ferdinand [the Holy]. The now cathedral was consecrated the next day so there has only been one day in well over a millenium that religious services were not conducted there.
The present cathedral was only started in the 16th c. It had a sumptuous feel, reflective of Cordoba's power. Many relics are of silver and gold [at least when the Spanish controlled the traffic in these precious metals from the New World].
The belltower ...
... 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 ...
... kings after the Reconquista in the 1300s. We walked the battlements and defensive structures and then the walled courtyards and elaborate gardens. These gardens have stone irrigation channels to every garden bed and are manicured into symmetry and planted to lush colour. Jan and I are happiest in gardens, even this elaborately sculptured place. Words, even mine, do not describe or encompass the 360 degrees of that reality, so there's some of our photos.
... originally a Muslim fortress dating from 913. Apparently the preparations for the assault on the last stronghold of Moorish resistance at Grenada was planned here. It really is beautiful. It's been modified a lot over the centuries but it has a certain charm that has much to do with its colourful geometric patterns and the gardens that have been added over the years. They are very formal in style with clever use of water and colour. I'll post a few photos on ...