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... plates and it was suggested that 3 of these usually was sufficient for two people. But there were 46 'plates' to choose from! So we decided to go with the local recommendations. Our first dish was a cold salad of oranges and thinly sliced cod fish with olive oil. A different but refreshing tasting dish. Then we chose pork loin in hazelnut sauce (with fries!) which was delicious. Pork must have been slow cooked as it just melted in our mouths and there ...
... the hoards arrived. All around the interior there are chapels that are very ornate and dedicated to different saints. Right in the center is the main alter and organ, both amazing. It was a treat to have a fellow there playing the organ...the sound was incredible. The place is huge, I hope you will be able to get that feeling from the photos. I will have to do 2 different blogs to get all the photos in and as it was I could have taken so many more.
... Vatican which is sad.
The Romans built an amazing bridge across the river around 100 BC (which
still stands today with a new top section). The Bridge runs right up
to the Cathedral, which is an amazing sight.
You can really feel the old Arab world in Cordoba. Many teahouses and
architecture still exist from the Moors occupation. We actually stopped in an old ...
... and the Mezquita-Cathedral (I'll explain this one later). Arriving in our room I was shocked at how nice it was. I don't know how I managed to get such a good deal but for the first time in Europe we have an en suite bathroom and air conditioning. Sadly we still have a unapillow... could someone get me a big pair of scissors please?
Delicious meal blah blah blah and then ...
... in the 1800's! A few decades later, it became a prison. What an ironic history the Alcazar has followed. From a palace to a military garrison and finally an asylum for criminals. Before resigning to our long drive back to Moron, we walked along the palace walls to a small shop where we relaxed with some tapas and sangria. By now the sun was back out and we could casually enjoy the beautiful day while practicing our blossoming Spanish vocabulary with the ...