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 …
... museums for pottery and wine.
On our way down the hill, we stopped for lunch at a theme-park Don Quichote restaurant with a very jovial host who kept us entertained while we enjoyed the fresh mountain air and the sight of the romantic windmills against the blue sky. We had the most delightful entrée of slices of fresh sheep cheese and olives.
Then, it was on to Córdoba, home to Europe's second-largest Old Town where we would overnight. This UNESCO World Heritage ...
... over 20,000 people who would come to prayer in the mosque each day. When the Catholics took over the space they chose to keep much of the mosque's architecture and build a church in the center. It's a very bizarre hybrid and like nothing else I have ever seen. Google it and check out the inside, since we were just "there to pray" I couldn't take pics. I also attached a pic I found online so you can see the overhead view of the church built in the ...
... the various narrow streets (both mirrors folded in on occasions) visited Madaz al Zahra, (both museum and archaeological site) and had a wonderful time.
Little did I know what humiliation lay ahead? Confidently trusting the GPS and THM navigators we headed back into town. The cobblestone streets got narrower and the pedestrians more fearful. Clearance between car and stone wall reduced to that of a male bee’s reproductive apparatus. The GPS sent into ...
... city in blazing heat.
On the edge of Cordoba, I stop to check on the location of my hotel for the night, the Hostal Santa Ana. I've got a sketch map which, unhelpfully, places it slap bang in the middle of the Rio Guadalquivir. I have to make a random guess as to which side of the river it is actually on, and get it wrong. So there's quite a bit of trouble in finding this one and I eventually get my GPS out and walk there to check in. With hindsight, it's probably a good thing ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEurostars Las Adelfas Córdoba
Very good hotel and value. Located in quiet and pleasant surroundings. Need car to get around easily. Would use again.
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