Cordoba has been on the must visit list for some time so we were both feeling very excited about finally visiting.
We stayed in a dedicated motorhome parking area which is located just outside the old City walls. The parking area is a bit sloping and it was quite expensive at a cost of 17.95 euros for 24 hours, there’s a grey water and toilet dump. Fresh water was an extra 2 euros and no electric. It is also right next to a park which meant Lily could have a run too. https://www.searchforsites.co.uk/marker.php?id=18188
Cordoba’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The entrance in through the city walls was very grand.
We were looking forward to visiting the iconic Mosque/Cathedral. This is one of Spain’s cultural wonders and dates back to the 900’s. We were up early because every day between 8.30am and 9.30am it is free to visit.
Inside there are 850 columns in total, and the effect of the sunlight that filters through the hall is unforgettable.
The mosque became a church as soon as Córdoba was retaken in 1236.
The old town is full of charm, the streets are narrow and the shops all very quaint.
We stumbled upon the Palace Stables which is also the home of Cordoba Ecuestre. The palace stables date back to 1570 and are where the beautiful Andalusian originated from.
For 5 euros per person we were able to go in and have a look around the stables and watch the training arena.
Every evening between Wednesday and Saturday you can pay to watch a spectacular show which is not just horses performing but also flamenco too. It is highly recommended to book in advance as it is very popular. https://www.cordobaecuestre.com/#
There is a stunning Roman Bridge which crosses the Guadalquivir river. The bridge has 16 arches and the panoramas are postcard-worthy.
Calahorra Tower stands on the south bank and from here you can see the Great Mosque in the background. It dates right back to the 1st century, but the structure today is completely medieval.
Cordoba is quite a large City with plenty to do and we could have easily spent a few more days here. I am sure that at some stage we will return again.