Hotel El Rocio

Address: Villafranca De Cordoba, Andalusia, 14420, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Villafranca De Cordoba


A travel blog entry by shelbym5 on Dec 15, 2014

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A slightly panicked jog and a train ride away from Seville was Cordoba, where we took a day trip to the city famous for the largest Mosque in the world (second to Mecca), now transformed into a Christian cathedral. I was yet again infatuated with the ornate Muslim designs while also witnessing some of the most moving Christian art I have ever seen. The churches ...

Train to Cordoba- Hotel Viento 10

A travel blog entry by vickitravel on Oct 13, 2014

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... to see our first floor room . Minimalist room as per trip advisor comments but clean and nice bathroom. Not as good as comments suggest but will be OK for 2 nights. Walked to Victoria Gardens and Mercado ( similar but not as nice as Madrid) and after losing our way came across a very upmarket shopping area with the usual Zara, H&M etc. walked through the Jewish quarters and the Arab part of the old town. Lots of tapas, tourist shops, bars etc. Stopped on the ...


A travel blog entry by kvstark on Mar 31, 2014

... They actually celebrated mass in the oratory across from the main altar, but it has a high chair and an altar that really does look like it was built that way, so I think it was intended to have mass aid there. The oratory is just as ornate as anywhere, with two levels of seats for the choir, each carved uniquely. I didn't take any pictures but I might be able to find some online.

Then mass started. What I didn't realize was that this was actually ...

First Imperial Capital in Spain

A travel blog entry by on Dec 25, 2013

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... was turned into a mosque after Muslim Turkish conquest. The Hagia Sofia was a grander building and built 300 years earlier, but in Western Europe the Great Mosque of Cordoba is the oldest and largest surviving place of worship, surpassing those in Rome.

We took a fast train from Malaga to Cordoba on Christmas day 2013, came and saw the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Unfortunately other sights were generally closed, ...

Cordoba - The Old Capital Of Moorish Spain

A travel blog entry by irenan on Sep 19, 2013

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... of one of the provinces of the Roman Empire...later it was part of the Byzantine Empire...but majority of tourists come to Cordoba for its Moorish history...for over 400 years it was under Muslim rule (until captured in the 13th century by King Ferdinand III of Castile)...and during the early years of its Moorish past it was an advanced and prosperous ...