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Plaza de las Tendillas

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  • Day146

    Cordoba in the rain

    January 27, 2017 in Spain

    It's been four months of travelling and today was only my 5th day of rain. It was museum and art day. I went a free contemporary art exhibit in town and the castle del Reyes. It was occupied by King Alfonse in 1492 and was filled with beautiful gardens and Arabic baths. King Alfonse and his queen were converting the area to Christianity and the jews and muslims were forced to convert. If they didn't the were tortured and killed. Hence the beginning of the Spanish Inquisition. It poured rain and I was completely soaked. I walked across the Roman bridge and there was a medieval market set up including very interesting characters.Read more

  • Day145

    Cordoba

    January 26, 2017 in Spain

    Last night in Seville yesterday and a group of us went out for Tapas at a restaurant Zarina selected on trip advisor. The tapas were amazing. I walked around town for two hours earlier in the day trying to find the metropolitan parasol. No luck! However we found it this morning before I left. Sarina took me to a great churro place this morning and I had my first churro dipped in melted delicious chocolate for breakfast - so yummy! I hope I spelled her name right. After breakfast we met up with Angus in the breakfast room still drunk from the night before because he'd been out savouring 50 cent beers. We've all been there in our youth. Caught the bus at 12:30 to Córdoba and only a two hour bus ride. Lots of olive groves along the way. I managed to go out for 3 hours and your around. Córdoba was the seat of the Spanish inquisition. Will head to the palace tomorrow and check it out.Read more

  • Day19

    Yesterday afternoon I was delighted to go down to the bar next to my hostal and see three women, obviously walkers, sitting there. Thinking that my days of walking alone might be coming to an end, we started talking. How bummed was I to learn that the single Spanish woman had been injured and was taking a bus tomorrow, and that the two Finnish women were stopping today in Córdoba. Maybe I’m destined to walk alone for a while.

    The 27 km into Córdoba—did someone say olives? But wait, there were also gorgeous green fields and wildflowers. And when I was about 10 km from the city, the olive trees disappeared altogether. Oh but the walk into town. I saw the city at least 10 km away—HUGE and sprawling. But the agricultural track was serpentine, weaving around with no clear direction into town. But finally when I got really close I was very happy to find that the camino deposited us in a residential section very close to the mosque. I going my cheap hotel, showered and washed clothes, and found a non-touristy highly rated Italian restaurant. Splurged a little in a fancy Italian restaurant that came highly recommended.

    By 3:30 I was back in tourist central, eager to visit the mosque. The guy in the ticket office told me that things would be much quieter if I came back around 5:30. So I did my grocery shopping and wandered around bumping into a first century Roman temple and a very nice plaza.

    Then back to the mezquita. Though the superimposition of Catholic renaissance architecture is kind of jarring, at least they left stuff standing. Unlike the Moors, who tore down the Visigothic temples, of the Visigoths, who tore down the Roman temples. All here in many lawyers. It’s the groups all gone, it’s a lovely place to sit and contemplate.

    Long walk tomorrow so I should go rest up!
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  • Day12

    Cordoba - A Beautiful City

    January 11 in Spain

    Cordoba’s population is 328,000 (bigger than Regina). We really enjoyed our 2 days here and could only imagine how beautiful it would be in March when the orange trees were in blossom with aromatic white blooms. The people were friendly and we never felt cheated as tourists in any way. I took so many photos and had to add this extra page to include my favourites.Read more

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