Road Trip: Cordoba, Spain

Posted by | September 24, 2013 | Architecture, Culture, Spain, Travel | No Comments
Inside the Mezquita

This summer was the hottest summer in Spain in the last 5 years. With that being said, we spent plenty of siesta filled afternoons in Spain and many days trying to escape the heat.  On one of the unusually warm summer days, Zeis and I had a 5am wake up call for our day trip to Cordoba.  Cordoba is one of the capitals of Andalusia and the third largest city in the south of Spain.  It is one of the funnest cities in Spain filled with great music and amazing food.  Its greatest highlights are the Mezquita and the old Jewish quarter and that is exactly where we were headed.   The Mezquita is one of  reminder of the cities incredible Moorish past.

La Mezquita

La Mezquita

 

One of the most interesting things about the Mezquita is its architecture with its red and white striped arches.  Upon walking into the Mezquita there are hundreds of red and white arches and over 850 pillars.  It’s such a unique site to see.  The red and white stripe effect feels so modern but when you really look around it is very clear that the Mezquita has been around for quite some time.

Inside the Mezquita

Inside the Mezquita

 

Taking it all in

Taking it all in

 

After our stop at the Mezquita we strolled around the old Jewish quarter.  The old Jewish quarter is filled with tiny white homes along the small windy streets.  Strolling down these streets one can easily imagine what life was like in those days.  It is almost as if time stood still.  Zeis and I got lost and wound up at an old Jewish synagogue.  The synagogue was so small and so curious.  Its history was even more curious as it is not very clear who first discovered it.  Take a peek at a few more of our Cordoba moments.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

 

 

Zeis and I on the Roman Bridge of Cordoba

Zeis and I on the Roman Bridge of Cordoba

 

 

 

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