Ayre Hotel Cordoba
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... was total of this beautifully kept (restored - ?) monument ! The electronic guide was difficult to follow, but interesting in parts - I wouldn't have learnt that much without it: for instance, the Mihrab which shows the direction to Mecca, was here not in its correct place as the Mosque was square when it was built. Therefor the Mehdir was placed straight south (which was maybe the closest they could imagine). Another detail was the ...
... nook and cranny had a marble fountain and uniquely cobblestoned street. The restaurants were unique with Spanish tiled hallways leading to courtyards each one with a characteristic Spanish charm. Cordoba is from a historical perspective the most interesting and important cities of Andalusia. Cordoba has been a capital city under the Roman and Muslim rules one of the ...
... Dad's major yet short-lived panic attack consisting of many unprintable words, we purchased our tickets and started exploring. All I can say about the mezquita is that based on appearance, it is heaps better than the Alhambra. The arches lining the corridors, along with the slightly poorly placed renaissance church smack bang in the middle of the palace. It made for incredibly good photography as even Charles ...
... it when they reconquered it in the 13th century.
The Church of Santa Maria, built on the site of a mosque, was a mixture of Moorish and Gothic architecture. Its museum displayed quite a few items of gold and silver. While we were wandering around inside the church, someone was practicing his singing with the organist. He was not singing hymns and we managed to record a bit of it. He had a very good voice and the ...
... all of the Arabic engravings throughout the Alhambra. They are all verses from the Q'ran, and the surround the interior and exterior of almost all of the structures within the Alhambra. After our tour, and a siesta back at the hotel, my friends and I ventured off on our own to check out the Arab market. The market is located in the former Media, city commercial center during the Muslim reign, and now is full of Artisan shops, almost all of which are imported from Morocco. In fact, ...
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