Eurostars Las Adelfas
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As good as Toledo was, we continue the journey south toward Cordoba.
The journey today will take us from the province of Castilla-La-Mancha into the province of Andalusia.
First stop on the agenda is not too far from Toledo and is a Roman village famous for its photogenic ridge of 12 windmills.
Almagro is next and has the …
... It was about a 20 minute walk from the main attractions in the city centre.
In the evening I was treated to birthday dinner from Fraser. We walked into town to a place called La Tranquera which served a mixture of local dishes and Argentinian influenced dishes. The dishes we picked were a bit of a meat fest but they were delicious. We chose a few different chorizo plates, Fraser had a pastry with ...
... 785, when Abd-ar-Rahman established Cordoba as capital of al-Andalus. As you enter you're immediately confronted by hundreds of marble pillars supporting beautiful terracotta and cream coloured arches. What astounds you, apart from its scale, are the geometric patterns and the tasteful Moorish adornments. And the coolness! It was 39 degrees outside! Of course, not to be outdone, the Christians when they conquered Cordoba decided to build a bloody big church within ...
... to one of many prayer speakers which ring out over the city numerous times of the day and night to people to commence their prayer. It was rather out of this world for me, as I have never heard anything like it!!
On wednesday we had a chilled out morning and managed to catch up on a bit of washing by doing it in the bath...!
We headed out into the heat after lunch and went to explore La Catedral de Cordoba.. It is an amazing building ...
... has an OTT Renaissance and Baroque church at its heart.
After a stroll round the Mesquita we went on to the castle, which is called Alcazar de los Reyse Cristianos (Castle of the Christian Kings). We came out just as it was closing for the afternoon siesta and met some tourists who couldn’t understand why it was closing; we tried to explain and also describe what was inside but confused the issue by calling it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Very good hotel and value. Located in quiet and pleasant surroundings. Need car to get around easily. Would use again.
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