It wasn't the plan to head to Cordoba today, but the child is getting tired of me waking her at 6 am every morning to drive to these cities.
"Can we just go to that other city you want to see now (from Sevilla) so we can relax the rest of the time here?"
It's already 4 pm, and wanted to be back in Torremolinos before dark - something about driving through the mountains of Spain at night in pitch black darkness....didn't really want to do that. But the child has a point, if we do Cordoba today, we don't have to hit the road early tomorrow, so off we go....approx. 141 km (1.5-hour drive) from Sevilla to Cordoba.
CORDOBA ~ SPAIN
It's about 5:45 pm when we reach Cordoba and everything is closing – so much for going inside the Mezquita – so all we did was stroll around and check out the Puente Romano, the Mezquita (from the outside), and the Calleja de las Flores.
Cordoba is much smaller and a lot less touristy than it's Andalusian "neighbours", Sevilla and Granada. You can walk everywhere within a couple of hours, which is the best way to see the city – just wander down the narrow streets of the Juderia (the old Jewish quarter), stroll through charming squares, admire the Patios de Cordoba, and of course, check out the gardens of the Alcazar.
If you're wondering about the Pretty in Pink title, scroll down through the photos and you'll see - though I bitched about not wanting to be here when the sun was going down, I'm glad we were.
La Mezquita, viewed from across the Puente Romano
Torre de la Calahorra (Calahorra Tower)
Flowers on the Puente Romano
The Guadalquivir River
Puerta del Puente (Gate of the Bridge) on the other side of the bridge
Walking along Calle Torrijos
Impressive doors of the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba
Another impressive door at the Mezquita
The Bell Tower at the Mezquita
Trying to sneak in to someone's courtyard
Somewhere in Cordoba
Walls of the Mezquita
Lost in Cordoba, trying to find Calleja de Flores
Must be getting close
At least we know we're heading in the right direction
Following signs, but it doesn't look all that flowery
Finally found Calleja de las Flores
Didn't quite expect it to be this tiny-ass alleyway
It's not all that flowery either
I guess it's kind of cute, but kind of expected more
Making our way back through the maze of streets to the Mezquita
Sneaking a peak at another courtyard
Never heard of Casa Santos, but there's a ton of people buying food from here, so....
Turns out everyone is going crazy for these – tortilla de patatas
Puente Romano and the Torre de la Calahorra
Was hoping to be back in Torremolinos before dark, but looks like we're here for what looks like it's going to be an amazing sunset
The light...the sky....wow
Statue depicting St. Raphael in the middle of the Puente Romano
Love how a pink-ish light is on everything
Pink and purple everywhere
Pretty in pink
Bye-bye Cordoba, until next time!
Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON
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