Exploring

Córdoba

After a short drive from Carmona we arrived in Córdoba. We checked into our hotel, Hotel NH Córdoba, which is located across the river from La Mezquita.

La Mezquita (Mosque) – Catedral (Cathedral) of Córdoba is an absolute must see! It dates back to the 6th century and the history is just amazing. I encourage you to click on the link and learn about its history. Also, I must recommend the documentary “When the Moors Ruled In Europe” once again.

The building is 24,000 square meters or 258,334 square feet. It contains a mosque and a cathedral.

I remember that we found a bench and just sat there. Looking around. Noticing the details. Just taking it all in. I felt that we had to stop walking to truly absorb the sheer scale and details of this incredible place.

We then went on to Alcázar de Córdoba (Royal Palace) for a wander through the gardens.

Statues of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand meeting with Christopher Columbus in 1492 before his first voyage to the Americas.

On my visits to Europe I have always been humbled by the history and the age of places. I love that Bob knows and remembers world history and is always eager to share his knowledge. I’ve learned so much on this trip.

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We have one more stop before our tour comes to an end. Toledo.

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