Plaza del Potro
The attraction is a fountain with a statue of a colt, holding the coat of arms of the city. In itself not terribly impressive, save for the fact that this Plaza was mentioned in Cervantes' Don Quixote.
The plaza now houses the Julio Romero museum, a local painter as the Museum of Fine Arts (though the entrance from that side of the plaza was closed during my visit.)
Just don't expect much at Plaza del Potro, its not so much a tourist trap as...very limited
Unique Suggestions: The Julio Romero Museum is small but worth it. While you will see more stilted portraits most places, his portrayal of local women is warm and sensual.
Fun Alternatives: Actually if you follow the plaza down there is a little fountain, better lit and has a few nice restaurants nearby. If you get up early enough and follow the plaza all the way to the end you will catch a lovely sunrise with the Roman Bridge
take care of just falling in...
take care of just falling in Love in Cordoba..some I know went back, year after year.........Plaza de Linares..
Monolete the great Son of Cordoba..Bullfighter, adored by all Spaniards.He died tragically 30years young on an infection after he was injured at a Bullfight.
Fun Alternatives: I couldn't do much, gave in, gave up..the heat made my decision easy
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You will feel they only want your money
I do not mind paying to see great monuments as the Mosque, Alcazares and other monuments. These means that they will use the money for renovations.
Alcazar was great, as 2 Euros that included the Califal baths was more than worth. I would pay more for it.
But 6,50 Euros for the Mosque, I founded really expensive in comparation tot he 5 Euros of the Sevilla Alcazar or 8 Euros of the Alhambra.
Also we enter in the Andalusi House, it was 2,50 Euros. Maybe for me is not worth as many of the utensils we have them already as they are not so old LOL
i really felt they only wanted my money as the people over there are sharp in comparation with the rest of the coastal cities
Charles V said
Carlos V de Espaýa y I de Alemania said after watching what they did in the Cathedral
"You carry on what it is found in many other places, and destroy that which is unique in the world."
At least one of the good things we can say about the Catholic Kings is that they did not destroy any of the Muslin heritage they conquered
TABLAO CARDENAL. FLAMENCO
Flamingo spectacles are held here almost every day. If you want to feel the andaluz spirit with the guitars, songs, clapping, tappingÂ… this is the place to go. Most of the performers are proffesional dancers, so it is a "tourist trap" but the flamingo you see is not a show for tourists but a real show.
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Challenge to photographers
If you visit Mezquita in a sunny day, taking photos could be quite a challenge inside the place. It is quite dark and cool inside while strong sunlight comes in from some windows.
Unique Suggestions: Better use your digital camera to try out 1 or 2 photos before using film.
If you want to have a good...
If you want to have a good lunch, don´t ever go to any of the restaurants surrounding the Mosque: they will try to swindle you in most of the places!!!
The small shops in the Jewish District are quite mean, try to avoid them if you really like mancraftship, as they are made just for tourists. I would recommend to just go to some of the open patios there are in the same district, that usually exhibit items that are maybe more expensive but also more beautiful
When walking along the river
Though the view is beautiful, beware that there are lots of mosquitos near the riverside. Sometimes they could be irritaing and unpleasant.
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