Hello lovely Tuesday Gang!
Sorry for not blogging last Tuesday.... I was visiting the beautiful city of Cordoba. I have my friend from Holland staying with me and she rented a car and suggested we go away for a few days.
Cordoba is about 3 hours drive from where we live and I had never been there, so I was very excited. We booked a cheap hotel in the old center, managed to find 24 hr parking near the hotel and off we went.
Cordoba is famous for it's cathedral that was once a mosque (in the days of the Moors). It is called the Mezquita.
It is absolutely huge. I have been told there are 856 columns made of marble, onyx, jasper and granite. Here is a photo with little me in it just so you can see the size of the columns:
It is the main tourist attraction of Cordoba and the queues are long and the entry price is the price of our lunch, so when I found on TripAdvisor that going at 8:30 in the morning one could get in for free, we did not hesitate. We got there as the huge doors opened.
There were very few visitors and the cleaners were still cleaning, but we had a super visit!
As I'm going to link up with Elizabeth at AlteredBooklover for T for Tuesday, here is the qualifier. (Please join us with whatever you blog about as long as it has a drink in it).
This is my coffee, when we stopped for breakfast after the Mezquita visit. The menu card reads: Carta comidas, bebidas, Desayuno. This translates menucard meals, drinks, breakfast.
The old city is delightful, with hanging flowerpots everywhere.
I met this fellow on the way:
He stood outside the bullfighters museum (which we did not visit).
The weather was hot and we had all our meals outside including the evening meal.
Most Spanish eat very late at night so on this photo you don't see many other diners as it was early (9 pm). My friend is enjoying the wine. I suggested Ribera del Duero instead of the bog standard Rioja, and she loved it!
I will leave it at that. On Friday I plan to blog more about Cordoba, so if you are interested... watch this space...
Have a fab T-Day and a super week!