I know something more scholarly and historically rich should be screaming out in my head about Córdoba, Spain; since one of the 12 treasures of Spain and one of Europe’s most admired monuments is located here.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba was filled with red and white candy canes; well literally they’re not candy canes but the colors were and have me fixated on them leaving me with unscholarly thoughts today.
We walked across the Roman bridge of Córdoba,
and into candy cane land.
This place is where the Islamic faith dominated the mosque from the late 700’s to the 13th century until the Christians, reconquered the city and built a cathedral in the center of the mosque, which is now the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
Córdoba, Spain was estimated to be the most populous city in the world during the 10th century.
That is really all the historical facts that will come out of my brain today. The majority of our time was spent relaxing here. This is one place where walking up on random weddings,
drinking sangria, eating paella and admiring the Moorish architecture can put the soul into vacation mode.
When you’re on Spring Break you need to relax right?
Córdoba is one place in our Andalucían journey where we did just that. I suggest you don’t drive into the center of Córdoba, parking is impossible. We didn’t even attempt it. We parked on the south side of the Guadalquivir River. I suggest that if your’e not training in from Seville but you’re driving the Andalucía Region. I believe there was a Hop On Hop Off bus that takes you through areas of the city but you can’t beat strolling the back streets and exploring by foot. In Candy land you have plenty of paths to take but if your hooves are tired, their is a candy man or two that are willing to take you through the city by horse and carriage.