Parador de Cordoba
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Hi everyone, This morning I took the train to Madrid and then transfer to Cordoba. Arrived around 12:45 pm, after finding my homestay, I head off to old town. I started by visiting the synagogue, there is just a room remaining today, but it has beautiful decorations on the wall. The synagogue was build back in 1100 but the Jews were forcefully removed from their synagogue back in 1370 and it was converted ...
... Quichote because we were greeted by a variety of statues and momentos of him and his side-kick Sancho Panza. I could not resist buying a tile featuring the two heroes.
We cruised through La Mancha's vineyards, olive groves and acres of sunflowers. As we neared Consuegra, we could see atop the hill, the white windmills and castle that inspired Cervantes in the sixteen hundreds to write the famous scene in his book Don Quichote. Some of these twelve windmills have been ...
... to sit for mass. Oh and the mass started at 11:30, not noon, so good thing we got there directly from the train because it was 11:28. And so began our day of no one in this city knowing what times things will happen.
Mass was just about the longest mass I had ever been to aside from the time mom told us we could go to the Saturday vigil and could skip Easter Sunday (which was the worst "deal" in mother/child history). Not only was the ...
... grapes. Actually, olive oil labeled as "Italian" generally comes from Spain and is labeled Italian because it is easier to market. So the next time you think you're buying "Italian" olive oil, it probably came from Spain. Italy doesn't have many olive farms, but they do grow grapes for wine.
Wine in Spain is cheap and delicious! You can get a bottle of wine for 1€ to mix when cooking or drink as a tinto de verano (wine with lemon soda or ...
... mass in peace, which is definitely fair. The building was impressive and huge – definitely needing more time than we had, so we’ll be paying full price to explore the place tomorrow.
We took a nice walk along the Punto Romano to a living history museum in a tower. The museum itself gave us a bit of the history, religious and otherwise, of the area but wasn’t all that great – there were amazing views from the tower though! ...