Parador de Cordoba
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This morning we got up early so we could be first at the Mezquita when it opened at 8.30 for the 9.30 mass. It was also free to get in for this hour and wondered how they would remove us when Mass began at 9.30. But they 'herded' us up and showed us the door! Ticket sales to get back in didn't start until 10.00am after the Mass finished. Strange arrangement but it was obvious that we weren't the only ones who knew about this arrangement. Anyway ...
Decided to go straight to the Mezquita. It is an old Mosque, which the Catholics stole/ confiscated in 1236, and to this day claim it belongs to the catholic church, including the Vatican refusing a request in 2004 for Muslims to worship there. The funny thing is that it looks a lot like a mosque! It is famous for it's double arches, and although many, many chapels have been added around the sides, in the name of many saints, it ...
... note, the Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos is also where Columbus approached Ferdinand and Isabella about his dream expedition. In any event, the gardens were definitely a happy place. We spent the bulk of our hour at the castle inside the gardens, which were extremely pleasant, filled with blooming flowers and gurgling fountains.
We next wandered in the Juderia neighborhood next to the Alcazar, a jumble of lanes filled with ...
... 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 ...
Right now I'm in a train on my way to the south of Spain. I hear its really beautiful down there. Ana and I are going to Cordova then to spend a day in Granada. It'll be a quick and busy trip but I'm looking forward to seeing the difference between there and the north of Spain.
First day in cordoba was interesting. It was like walking around in a small village that's big. The buildings are white and orange and the streets are narrow and stone. We walked around downtown all day. We ...