Cordoba Journals

The Cream of Cordoba

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A travel journal to Cordoba by Niiko

Roman Bridge Photo, Cordoba, Spain More Photos
Quote: We're fortunate enough to have the wonderful city of Cordoba on our Andalucian doorstep - these are some of our favourite parts of this intoxicating maze.

Roman Bridge

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Attraction | "Roman Remains"

Roman Bridge Photo, Cordoba, Spain
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Although the majority of its original structure has long since faded, worn or subsided, Cordoba’s Puente Romano, or Roman Bridge, retains the name that alludes to its two-millennia-old history, and its renovated form possesses a grandeur reconstructed from the remains left behind.Despite its apparent function, the Roman bridge is used as much as a lookout as it is for crossing this broad expanse of the Guadalquivir river, where the husks of old water mills stand stranded and half-consumed by greenery. From the middle of the bridge, views back up the hill across Cordoba are quite wonderful, with the cathedral and mesquite (mosque) dominating the skyline in the foreground. The vast majority ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2010

Roman Bridge
Old town
Cordoba, Spain

Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos - The Palace of The Christian Kings

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Attraction | "Fit for Kings"

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The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos – or Palace of the Christian Monarchs – stands on the banks of Cordoba’s Guadalquivir river, an optimistic stone’s throw away from the city’s celebrated Mezquita. One of the principal homes of the eponymous Christian monarchs, Isabella and Fernando, who oversaw the reconquest of Spain from the Moors and set Christopher Columbus sailing off westwards in search of new land, it’s now one of the city’s most-visited landmarks, with its imposing towers and lush, rich gardens.Little more than two hundred metres to the west of the Mezquita, a shady courtyard conceals the entrance to the Alcazar (€4 entry, 10:00 to 18:30 with a siesta in the middle of the day). T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2010

Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos - The Palace of The Christian Kings
Downtown
Cordoba, Spain

Bodega Taberna Rafae

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Restaurant | "Terrific Tapas"

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I’d been warned by a Spanish friend that "Bodega" (cellar) is essentially a byword for "damn expensive restaurant", and this place’s location, a few minutes’ walk from the heaving tourist hotspot that is Cordoba’s Mezquita hardly boded well. But sometimes it’s nice to be proven utterly and completely wrong; this is a fine bar/restaurant, with excellent food, good atmosphere and reasonable prices.A multilingual menu is available, but you’d be better off setting it to one side and picking up the small card on the table detailing the restaurant’s tapas and raciones (larger, more meal-sized portions compared to the taster-type accompaniments that are tapas). Tapas are around €2, raciones typic...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2010

Bodega Taberna Rafae
Calle Deanes, 2 - Esq. Buen Pastor
Cordoba, Andalusia 14003

Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba

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Attraction | "The Mosque that Ate a Cathedral"

Quote:
Cordoba is rightly celebrated for its Mezquita (or Mosque), the most emblematic of the city’s attractions – and iconic it is, as many of Cordoba’s locations work the distinctive two-tone arches into their stylings. Much of the Old Town that surrounds the Mezquita is an attraction in itself – narrow, winding passageways opening out into attractive courtyards and squares, lined with a plethora of tapas bars, shops and restaurants. Cordoba’s diverse religious make-up is evident here, as you stroll from La Juderia (the Jewish district) to streets containing Arabic tearooms and similarly-derived architecture, passing Christian churches and Roman ruins en route.This meeting-point of cultures is ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2010

Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba
Calles Torrijos and Cardenal Herrero S/N
Cordoba, Andalusia

Botanical Garden

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Attraction | "Glorious Gardens"

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How to save money and disappoint small children: go to Cordoba. Ask someone where the zoo is. Walk for quarter of an hour, passing half a dozen signs for the zoo. Find zoo, walk up to entrance. Cross the road, enter botanical gardens.A short walk from Cordoba's most celebrated and tour-group strewn quarters, the city's zoo and botanical gardens lie opposite each other on the banks of the Guadalquivir, the river which chops through Cordoba's southern extremities. For €2, the botanical gardens are packed with plantlife and information, with a good variety of exhibits and displays, and small museums at either end of the complex. Cooled by the river and the shade of hundreds of trees, the gard...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 26, 2010

Botanical Garden
By River Guadalquivir
Cordoba, Spain