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May 23, 2014 - Seville - Day Trip to Cordoba - Alcazar, Garden, Horses, Synagogue

On Thursday I took a day trip to Cordoba with a tour group. This was mainly because the guy at the desk at the Barcelona hotel had said how wonderful the city of Cordoba is and how beautiful the mosque/cathedral is. He was absolutely correct. I totally enjoyed Cordoba. We first saw the Royal Alcazar - the Royal Palace. This was where the Inquisitions were held and where Ferdinand and Isabella met with Columbus and other seafarers about getting to the East Indies. Not much is left to see of the inside of the Alcazar itself. It was used as a...

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Oct 24, 2013 - Córdoba y Granada

My program had an excursion to Córdoba and Granada a couple weeks ago. Talk about a big group! We spent the first day in Córdoba, which is a really cool , pretty city. It used to be a Roman city, I believe, until the Middle Ages when the Muslims came to Spain. The biggest attraction, as you may know, is the Mosque converted to Cathedral. There are lots of examples worldwide of Cathedrals that were converted to Mosques, but this is the only one that went Mosque to Cathedral. It's really cool because it has the Muslim architecture but has...

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Jun 24, 2013 - Lundi - Hamman et promenade au hasard des rues... quand tout est fermé les lundis!

Lundi 24 juin - Hamman et promenade car tout est fermé les lundi! Ce matin petit-dej à la Place del Correda. La seule place de style andalou en Espagne! À l'époque, il y avait des corridas; c'est ici que nous avons passé une partie de notre nuit blanche de Flamenco. En passant, pendant le show, la Heineken en bouteille était 1E, de même que l'eau. De oute façon, même dans les restaurants et bar, le vin et la bière ne sont pas cher (d 1E à 2,50E le verre). Au menu: pain grillé, café au lait et jus d'orange. On sort le beurre de pinotte et...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Cordoba- La Mezkita, musée Inquizition et souper avec l'équipe d'Espagne

Dimanche 23 juin- La Mezkita, musée Inquizition et souper avec l'équipe d'Espagne Ce matin, levé tard, surtout pour Bernard... Il esst 11h45, on part déjeuner. On se trouve une place de churros et chocolate (on a pensé à toi Sylvie). Déjà la grande chaleur et dans ces petites rues, le vent ne passe même pas!. On vérifie nos guides, le dimanche, pas grand chose d'ouvert, le lundi, c'est pire! Nous voulions visiter l'Alcazar, mais c'et fermé dimanche pm et le lundi! L'incontournable Mezquita ouvre à 14h30. Entre temps, on va visiter La casa...

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Jun 22, 2013 - Samedi 22 juin Départ de Carmona vers Cordoba (Cordoue) et la Noche Blanca de Flamenco

Samedi 22 juin Départ de Carmona vers Cordoba (Cordoue) Après s'être endormi assez tard, les petits montres ont continué de chanter "Viva Espagna" sous nos fenêtres jusqu'à 2h... Nous nous levons et allons déjeuner sur la Place. Dèjà beaucoup d'action... C'est samedi après tout! Les femmes reviennent de l'épicerie, les hommes de la boulangerie... et les autres déjeunent sur la place. Nous, on a apporté notre beurre de pinotte. Sur le pain grillé, c'est merveilleux. Accompagné d'un bon cafe con leche et d'un jus d'orange fraîchement...

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May 24, 2013 - Cordoba

We took a train to Cordoba today, to visit the Mezquita–catedral de Córdoba, the 14th century synagogue and Sepharad house. After a leisurely walk from the train station (which took us through a lovely long park), we found the Casa de Sefarad, in the old Jewish quarter of the city. This is a formerly private 14th century house that has been converted into a museum that showcases the Judeo-Spanish culture of the Iberian peninsula. One room of the museum still functions as an active synagogue-the only one in Cordoba. A whole room was devoted...

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Apr 22, 2013 - CORDOBA - Hostal Lineros No.38

Hostal Lineros No.38 Is the ideal place to stay for a Cordoban 'Mini Break' and at a very reasonable cost. There is no breakfast included but there is a small 'Prep' area adjacent to the main courtyard where you can rustle up a snack if you wish. The design and decor, as you can see from viewing the photographs, more than makes up for the lack of breakfast. Not far along Calle Lineros (left as you exit Hostal) you will find cafes & restaurants to provide breakfast (And meals, snacks & tapas at all times of day). We made our way to Plaza...

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Apr 22, 2013 - CORDOBA - Mezquita & Other Places

The Mezquita/Cathedral of Cordoba is one of Spain's most impressive buildings and a major tourist attraction. Featuring several architectural styles and uniting religious elements of Islam and occidental culture. It covers 24,000 square meters and includes 856 columns made of marble, granite, jasper, and other fine materials. The Mezquita is over 1000 years old and took approximately 200 years to build. In 1236 after Cordoba was recaptured by King Ferdinand III and rejoined Christendom, the mosque became a church. The Mezquita is...

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Apr 22, 2013 - CORDOBA - Getting There

Make your arrival point in Andalusia the Southern City of Malaga on the Costa Del Sol. From the airport as you leave the arrivals lounge follow signs for 'TREN' (Train) which takes you across the road away from the main terminal. As you enter the train station there are some automatic ticket machines which you can amend to give details in English. Select destination 'MARIA ZAMBRANO'(Remember to select the number of tickets for each member of your party) Make you way down to the platform in the direction of Malaga (NOT Fuengirola) On arrival...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Cordoba, Spain: The Land of Don Quixote

Thank goodness, after some confusion about what tour group I was supposed to be with, I was switched to another group (no more terrible karaoke). The main thing to see in Cordoba is the old Jewish center and the great Muslim mosque turned into a Cathedral. Cordoba was the Moorish capital of Spain, and the mosque was built over a Visigoth Christian church with most of the pillars taken from earlier Roman shrines. The mosque was built to hold 40,000 at prayer. After the reconquest of Spain the Christians dedicated it to the Virgin Mary and...

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Mar 7, 2012 - Lost...

Interesting day for sure. Got lost walking the (extremely narrow) streets of Cordoba. Then, sure enough, someone stole my guidebook right out of the front of my pack. Never thought that would be taken. Oh well, no big deal. Most of my trip is already planned, so it will only affect sightseeing in a few places near Madrid just before return to US. Also, a comment on flamenco. One of the coolest shows I've ever seen. Two acoustic guitarist strumming along while five dancers come out, one at a time, and stomp those feet like mad. All the while...

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Jan 31, 2012 - La Alhambra and Córdoba

Wow it has been a while since I last updated! I planned to update after I visited the Alhambra or after Córdoba so I wouldn't have so much to discuss in one journal entry, but since I didn't get a chance I will still just split up my trips into a couple different entries. I finished my intensivo course and did very well on my exams! Our official last day of class was on Monday the 30th. During this class we just hung out and watched a movie (in Spanish of course) called "Tapas." I really enjoyed it (along with most all of my classmates),...

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