Travel Blogs from Córdoba
On Wednesday we travelled onwards to Cordoba after a leisurely birthday breakfast for me. We were both feeling pretty run down after a few busy days in a row so we decided to have a quieter day. With this in mind we checked in at our new hotel, Hotel Oasis, and went straight down to the pool where we whiled away the afternoon. The hotel again was …
... br> The Cathedral of Cordoba was absolutely astonishing. This was the main "attraction" we visited in Cordoba. It was originally a Visigoth church, then a Moorish Mosque, then back to a Cathedral. Seeing all of the different elements of the church, from the different eras was fascinating, not to mention the incredible detail in the Moorish plaster work and the Christian metal and wood work. My favorite part was ...
... of the ceiling ;)) After a nice wander to a plaza mentioned in 'the best book in the world,’ (Don Quixote) and appropriately recognized with a plaque, we headed back to the Alcazar for their nighttime Spectacular of culture and Light. I can’t say that we got much from the all-in-Spanish culture portion, but the dancing lighted fountains were spectacular! And to be sure to end the day on a sufficiently religious note, we swung by Cristo de ...
This morning, we met at the San Bernardo bus station at 9 AM to depart for Córdoba. I really wish we had had more than one afternoon in this city, because I felt that there was so much to see. The main attraction, however, was definitely the cathedral. This site, before being converted into a cathedral, was previously an enormous mosque; therefore, you can see in the pictures that the architecture of the cathedral actually ...
... That worker was a true hero, and thank goodness he came over and asked us where we needed to go. The first hero of many on this trip.
As we complained about the lighting and prayed the next train would be darker so that we could have a nice 12 hour sleep before arriving to Madrid, we soon realized we had much bigger issues at hand.
We arrived to the train station in Poitiers, France and looked at the depature board. We read "Madrid - Supprimé" we assumed this ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking