Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'Córdoba'

Adiós Córdoba

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....

Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

The word alcázar comes from the Arabic word al qasr meaning 'the castle'. During the height of the Caliphate, Córdoba governed over Al-Andalus—the portion of the Iberian peninsula under Arab control. In the 14th century, King Alfonso XI built the...

Córdoba's Magnificent Mosque

The original mosque was built in the 8th century over the site of the Church of St. Vincent using recycled construction material from Roman and Visigothic ruins. Two centuries later, a massive and elaborate expansion was completed. In 1523 part...

Charming Córdoba

When my husband and I first started planning our anniversary trip, I mentioned to him that I had only one must see city – Córdoba. We drove past this Andalusian jewel 27 years ago when we traveled around the region...

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