Being a tourist again
13.06.2007 - 20.06.2007 20 °C
After leaving granada, I travelled by bus to Cordoba, took an agonising 3 hours, expecially needing the toilet for at least 2 hours of the journey. Codoba is a small town with a medival heart. My hotel was 1 min from the Mezquita, a stunning biulding biuld originaly by the moors and then later had a cathedral biult right into the middle of it. It is one huge room with pillars stretching away into the distance. It was also free to get into before 10am. http://www.andalucia.com/cities/image/cordobamosqueinterio150954.jpg
to give you some idea. The weather was scorchingly hot, at 35 degrees when it was still 6pm at night. So I only did a small amount of walking around. I saw the Jewish quarter which had some very interesting museos. I also saw the The Alcazar (of the Christian Kings) which had the most amazing gardens. The next day i went to the Medina Azahara which is located about 8 miles outside Cordoba and was a huge moorish site, set in lovely quiet countryside. On my last evening i treated myself to a arab bath, which involves warm, hot and cold baths followed by a massage. It was a great experience.
My hotel was very comfortable, with airconditioning, and a balcony that looked out over the restuarant terrace. The food there was quite good as well.