Saturday, October 23, 2010

SPAIN: CORDOBA


As soon as we arrived at Sevilla, we rented a car and drove to Córdoba, where a fascinating monument and a beautiful surprise were waiting for us. The monument, the Córdoba Mosque. The surprise, the Alcázar and its gardens.


Mosque of Cordoba in Spain
White and red archs inside the Mosque of Córdoba


Interesting places we visited in Cordoba:

  • Old town - Jewish Quarter *
  • Artisan's Zoco
  • Alcázar of Cordoba and Gardens*
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba *

* Strongly recommended


Day 1 - 03 Oct 2010


Courtyard of Córdoba Mosque 





Courtyard of the Mosque of Cordoba in Spain
Inside the courtyard of the Mosque of Córdoba


Courtyard of the Mosque of Córdoba in Spain
Fountain inside the courtyard of the Mosque of Córdoba




Old town - Jewish Quarter




Old city of Cordoba in Spain
The streets arround the Mosque of Córdoba are an interesting place to walk


Old city of Cordoba in Spain
Walking along the streets of Córdoba



Andalusian Courtyard




Restaurant in Cordoba
Having breakfast (some tostas with tomato and olive oil) in Córdoba


Restaurant in Cordoba

This restaurant had a lot of plants which gave a colorful look to this place

Artisan's Zoco



Artisan's Zoco in Cordoba
Artisan's Zoco in Córdoba


Artisan's Zoco in Cordoba
Lovely look of Artisan's Zoco in Córdoba


Artisan's Zoco in Cordoba
One more picture of this nice place of Córdoba


Alcázar of Córdoba


Mosque of Cordoba from the Alcazar
The minaret of the Mosque of Córdoba from the Alcázar


Gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba
Flowers in the Alcázar of Córdoba


Gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba
The gardens of the Alcázar of Córdoba are really beautiful


Gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba
Walls of the Alcázar of Córdoba from its gardens


Gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba
Another nice view of the gardens of the Alcázar of Córdoba


Gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba
Vase of flowers in the gardens of the Alcázar of Córdoba


View of the Córdoba Mosque from the Alcázar




Mosque of Cordoba from the Alcazar

Another view of the Mosque of Córdoba from the Alcázar


Mosque of Córdoba



Mosque of Cordoba in Spain
Inside the Mosque of Córdoba, a really beautiful building


Córdoba Cathedral



Cathedral of Córdoba in Spain
The cathedral of Córdoba was built inside the mosque


Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain
From the cathedral, on the right you can see the arches of the Mosque of Córdoba


Mosque of Córdoba



Mihrab of the Mosque of Córdoba in Spain
Mihrab of the Mosque of Córdoba



Mosque of Cordoba in Spain
Arches of the Mosque of Córdoba


Mosque of Córdoba in Spain
A last picture of the Mosque of Córdoba, a fantastic monument you can visit in Spain


After visiting Córdoba we began to visit some nice villages of Cádiz. The first ones, Arcos de la Frontera and Zahara de los Atunes, in the next post. 

Besides, clicking on the next link, you will find more links to the other Cádiz beautiful villages we visited in this trip.




Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:



- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria

- Granada

- Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

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