Spain, Cordoba Guide (B): 6 Highlights of Cordoba
We arrived in Cordoba in the sleepy summer siesta time. Nobody was in the streets and none of the shops were open, but we were used to this quiet feeling by now and knew the city would come alive again later in the evening. We checked into BedAndBe Córdoba Hostel which I would absolutely recommend to any solo travellers. They offer free Sangria on the rooftop gardens in the evenings (an excellent way to bond with fellow travellers) and the entire atmosphere is friendly and peaceful. Allow a couple of nights to really get to know this city. Here are a few recommendations:
This mosque switched hands from the Catholic religion (c. 600 AD) to Islam (784 – 1236) and back to Catholicism throughout the centuries to create an unusually striking and harmonious fusion of religions and architecture. The vast Moorish building is held up by 850 columns, with several large spaces designed for Catholic worship, which is the religion practiced there today. It is open to the public free of charge between 8.30-9.30am (except Sundays) and normal ticket entrance costs 8 euros. Allow an hour to absorb this impressive building. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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