Yesterday we left Seville and drove to Cordoba. Cordoba is a city of considerable charm, the centrepiece is the gigantic Mezquita, the grandest and most beautiful mosque ever constructed by the Moors and one of the only places in the world where you can worship Mass in a mosque. It is the most magnificent place I have ever seen and should not be missed, which unfortunately Tony did as he preferred to sit in the sun rather than go inside!
From the Mezquita we moved on to The Alcazar de Los Reyes Christianos, a palace fortress completed in the fourteenth century and now houses a small municipal museum. There are also very attractive Moorish-style gardens and you can also climb the tower’s belvedere.
We ambled Cordoba’s old Jewish quarter, a network of lanes similar to Seville’s Barrio Santa Cruz and then walked over the Puente Romano, a 250m-long Roman bridge that crosses the Rio Guadalquivir, yes that same old river again!
After more ambling around we stopped in a square for a beer, at least I thought I was getting a beer. I can’t trust Tony to do anything, he couldn’t even go in on his own and order some beer properly as he came out with a bucket of lemonade flavoured beer, or should I say beer flavoured lemonade at 2.2%! Tasted and looked just like old fashioned lemonade but was refreshing and clearly it was the cheapest on offer!
Back at the campsite we met a great couple Allan and Jenny from New Zealand and spent the evening with them comparing notes of where we had both been, swapping tips and destinations and caught up with them again this morning, they are heading off to Seville and we are heading off to Granada.
In Cordoba we have stayed at Camping Brilliante that is the closet to the town on Avenida del Brilliante and you can catch a bus just outside into Cordoba for €1.20 each way. Although the campsite is quite expensive at €31.50 per night with electric, it has all the necessary facilities, the girl on Reception was really helpful and it is possible to walk into Cordoba.