Take a tour of the Holy...
Take a tour of the Holy Cathedral Church, former Mosque of Cordoba - The Mezquita. I strongly suggest getting a personal tour guide - our guide made a huge difference in explaining all of the history behind this incredible building - well worth the $ spent. I don't think I would have gained the appreciation I have for this amazing building had it not been for the knowledge of our guide. Being awe-struck by the number and variety of columns in the mosque. To think of the work that took place as early as the 8th Century is mind-boggling and then to see the transformation that took place by the Christians from a mosque to a cathedral is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.
Fortress Tower of...
Fortress Tower of Calahorra:
Built by order of Henry II of Trastamara in 1,369 over a Muslim foundation. Today is the headquarters of the Institute for the Dialogue of the Cultures, as well as contains an audiovisual museum featuring different epochs and ideas.
the many culture
the many culture of Cordoba made the City what it is today..but it is said, Cordoba these day's is not the most beautiful amongst Spain's City's..that might be so, although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in my humble opinion..Cordoba has great Character and Charme, a feel good City, I felt good and many I know felt the same way.
Bus from Train Station to the Mezquita
If you arrive in Cordoba by train, it's pretty easy to get down to the Mezquita via the bus. Exit the train station to the north and cross the street to the bus station. The local buses stop outside the station on this street. Catch the No. 3 which will take you into the City Centre. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Roman ruins that this bus passes. They'll be on your left as you face the front of the bus.
Get off at the corner of Calle de San Fernando and Paseo de la Rivera which parallels the Rio Guadalquivir. It's best to ask the bus driver to let you know when to get off. As the bus makes a left turn onto Paseo de la Rivera, go in the opposite direction (right) and follow the Paseo de la Rivera for about a quarter mile until you see the Mezquita which will be on your right. It's pretty much opposite the Puente Romano and the Torre de la Calahorra on the opposite side of the river.
The bus cost 0.90 euro.
Crowded... but good food
Typical local ambience, with bullfighting decoration, especially about Manolete, a local torero dead about 1940... We had to wait about half an hour for a table (it was Saturday lunchtime) but, when we got one, the service was really fast and good. It is not expensive, although perhaps a bit more than other similar places in Cordoba
Ambiente local y tipico, con decoracion taurina, especialmente centrada en Manolete. Tuvimos que esperar una media hora por una mesa (era domingo a mediodia) pero, cuando conseguimos una, el servicio fue rapido y bueno. No es caro, aunque quizas un poco mas que otros lugares similares en Cordoba We ordered several specialities, although the main ones of the house we didnt try, because we were not fond of them (blood with onions...). Salmorejo was delicious and solomillo al oloroso (sirloin with oloroso wine sauce) very tasty. I didnt care very much for Huevos a la flamenca, but it was not bad. For dessert, we wished to try some local speciality, so the waiter recommended us the pestinhos and pastel cordobes. He brought with the dessert a sweet wine, as a present. We were very satisfied: the dessert was delicious.
Pedimos varias especialidades, aunque las principales de la casa no las probamos, porque no nos atraian mucho (sangre encebollada...). El salmorejo era delicioso y el solomillo al oloroso muy sabroso. No me encantaron los huevos a la flamenca, pero no estaban mal. Para postre, queriamos probar alguna especialidad local, asi que el camarero nos recomendo los pestinhos y el pastel cordobes. Nos trajo con el postre un vino dulce, como cortesia de la casa. Quedamos muy satisfechos: el postre era delicioso.