With tired eyelids, we awake to the sounds of the hustle and bustle of urban life outside.... having parked so close to the main touristic areas of Cordoba, perhaps we should have expected this.... but this was loud!!!!
So at 10am, we headed into Cordoba, full of intention but unsure of whether we would like it as much as Granada or even Seville.... well, we didn't have to wait long to be 'wowed'... the first few streets were filled with orange trees, intricate architecture and water fountains... we were more than happy with the choice!!!
So when we turned into yet another beautiful street and found the Royal Stables... well two girls couldn't contain themselves... we spent the next hour watching the Andalusian horsemen show us their skills in the outdoor menage... surrounded by palm trees, old towers and beautiful orange trees.. perhaps one of the endearing memories of the trip so far... the girls were in awe!
We then headed into the Castle of the English Monarchs.... gardens to die for, towers with vertigo inspiring views of Cordoba and a lost bracelet for Libby :(
Then onto the main draw, the Mequito, after some lunch!!!!! We headed into this stunning cathedral with towers, orange groves and a unique mixture of faiths and architecture!!! It was stunning and certainly worth a visit again!! That said the previous Castle may have just shaded it!
Then onto the Juderia, a labyrinth of small street with bars, shops and museums! It was a wonderful, wonderful place to spend 2 hours!! We took in the Jewish Synagogue and also the Inquistador museum... a real eye opener for the girls! It is truly terrible how much the Jews were persecuted....
After this at 4pm, with feet aching and a need to push north, we headed back to the van and onto the motorway north....
After a full 500km and 5hrs + of driving, we have arrived in Segovia!!!! A fairytale castle beckons as too does Madrid via the train!
Another busy day tomorrow perhaps....
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