Before moving on to the next town in our Andalusian itinerary, here are some random photos from our wanderings in Córdoba.
On our first night we ate a delicious dinner at the Restaurante Almudaína located in front of the Alcázar. The restaurant is in a 16th century mansion that was the home of an Austrian bishop. We dined in the ivy-clad patio and under this beautiful glass ceiling.
Pay toilets in the small plaza outside the restaurant. It was the first time I've seen these toilets and was amused at the information on the sign. The word 'aseos' is Spanish for bathroom, although in Latin America it is more common to see the word 'baños".
Cute kitties in the Alcázar.
An elevated shrine dedicated to Mary.
Close-up of the sign on the railing of the shrine.
If you want your sadness
to turn into happiness
you won't pass by, sinner
without praising Mary
After our visit to the Mezquita, we stopped at a nearby restaurant to eat a light lunch of tapas. We ate about three tapas each but it wasn't until we had finished half of the tapas that I remembered to take photos of our lunch.
A small serving of paella.
Savory croquettes and mayonnaise on the side for dipping.
A tapa of jamón serrano — cured ham similar to prosciutto.
A refreshing glass of tinto de verano, a drink similar to sangría but made with one part red wine and one part lemon soda.