Travel Blogs from Córdoba
Sunday was our last day in cordoba. We took it easy and wandered around the mesquite again. This time we went into the different shops. A lot more people were out because it was actually sunny. We also wet along the "street of flowers" that has pots of flowers all along the walls of the buildings. Again we had a great lunch of meatballs in an almond sauce, typical rice dish. The we headed back to take the train home. Although we did so much in 3 days, we also got to relax and enjoy ...
Cordoba is perfect for a two days stay. Most people take a day trip from Seville but there is a fair bit to do and see here. Here are our highlights from Cordoba.
1. The Mezquita - The cathedral that was once a mosque dominates the Cordoba skyline. The cathedral is beautiful with red and white striped arches all over the ceiling. Quite a lot of the original architecture of the mosque was preserved when it was converted to a cathedral in 1500s. ...
... We looked back on the old part of town. Eventually we killed enough time and the restaurant we had selected for dinner (Almatea) was open.
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It was advertised as having vegetarian and moroccan food. We were early for dinner by Spain's standards so at first mostly tourists were there, but later in the ...
... through everything and explain to us what we were seeing and what the city was like in its hey dey. There is still a lot of recovery and restoration work going on there. Because of Arturo's connections, we were able to see where they do the restoration work -- fascinating. It was in an area that said "authorized people only."
The only problem with today was the heat. We all decided it was the hottest place we ...
... think, and I have tried to spend more time with my host mom. I can't believe that it has only been a week, but hopefully things will be fine, and I will be able to stay here the whole time, I am optimistic now!
The first week here was set up so that we could preview the direct matriculation Universidad de Cordoba classes that we wanted to take. We were given a schedule and we were supposed to go and sit through the classes that sounded interesting to us. If none of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mezquita Córdoba
We followed the tripadvisor reviews and booked this hotel; we were so glad we did, and even got the amazing Room 10 with the cherubs frolicking on the ceiling. The staff were charming and mulit-lingual, the location ideal, and the building beautiful. Breakfast was nothing exciting (juice, coffee and croissant or roll) but at this price you couldn't expect anything more. Fantastic value all round and we would recommend it to anyone.
Lovely Hotel Mezquita
Just returned from a trip to Andalusia and our stay in Hotel Mezquita was one of the best. The entrance of the hotel is just 25 meters away from one of the entrances of the Mezquita. Make sure you get a room with windows on the outside and not on the patio which isn't a real patio anymore. Our room had a good bed although a bit too short for me. But hey, what's new in Spain?? Nice high ceiling and plenty of space for a good price! And very very friendly people
Simple nice stategically located
Clean hotel with good air conditioning and a nice bathroom. The staff spoke English and were nice. The hotel is located right next to the Mezquita itself. There are a number of good restaurants in the vicinity. I would stay there again.
Charming and located directly across the street from the Mezquita and on the edge of the Jewish Quarter, we thought we had found a great hotel. The room was large and there were two french doors off the room. But, here was the catch...the doors opened onto the courtyard. The courtyard in Andulusian homes serves as a cooling devise in the summer and would have been delightful in the 85 degree heat, but the Mezquita has covered over their courtyard to turn it into a year-round breakfast room (nice), but creating an inversion layer of heat in the courtyard. The A/C was terrible, and the only windows were the french doors out into the inversion layer. Sleeping was stiffling at best. It was unseasonably warm this year in May, but the managment needs to be aware of its surroundings. The hotel has another dining room (breakfast comes with the room). They should uncover the courtyard and return it to it's original purpose and solve the whole problem (probably cut A/C costs as well) Despite it's charm and excellent location...I would not stay here in warm weather (i.e., tourist season).
Hotel Mezquita offers great value for money. Rooms were spacious/clean & staff friendly. The location is also excellent (opposite La Mezquita). One word of warning - the bedrooms with views of the Mosque can be v.noisy, especially on a Sat/Sun night as seems to be a prime spot for raucous Andalucian weddings!
Stayed there overnight in April 2004 and paid EUR 69 for 2 in double room overlooking the Mezquita. Clean, modern bathroom, excellent location.
This is a jewlbox of a hotel with lovely rooms. One of the most pleasant hotels I've stayed at in years. Absolutely tops for a small hotel. Would return without question.
Loved Hotel Mezquita
Great place, location and people. I stayed 4 nights and couldnt have been happier. The reception people are fantastic - very helpful and friendly. My room (15) was a little small, but I only paid 46 euros. As the name implies, the hotel is situated adjacent to La Mezquita.
Great position and value
Really great value for money. We stayed in room 10, the 'special' room - domed painted ceiling etc, very impressive, and only 66 Euros a night. Could have been warmer, as weather chilly, but otherwise well equipped. Breakfast basic, and not a very convivial breakfast room. Position couldn't be more convenient, and we managed to park at the hotel next door (Conquistador), but very glad we stayed at the Mezquita, as much friendlier and more intimate.
Very nice place
We spent three nights at this hotel in October. Very nice place, a good value and fantastic location.
Only compliant: no chair in the room.