during my week in Spain I visited the #MosqueCathedral of #Córdoba and it was truly one of the best experiences of my life.
I spent hours wandering through a space that was dually occupied and had been shared for centuries by two of the world’s most dominant and powerful religions. And here they were blending together in a peaceful coexistence
It took my ninth trip to Spain to finally visit Cordoba. I was never really drawn to it by the millions of photos of the Mezquita Cathedral. And honestly, after visiting the famous mosque-cathedral, I still wouldn't rank it too high on my list of awe-inspiring buildings. It was more "interesting" than inspiring to me. I'm guessing all the architecture students and history buffs who are reading this might have a very different opinion though, so check it out for yourself.
The winding, flower lined lanes is the Old Quarter, on the other hand, exceeded my expectations and made me really appreciate this town.
For those who are traveling with kids, check out the Pirate Ship playground just across the bridge. Your kids will thank you. There's another good park about a 15 -20 minute walk from here just east of the center (Parque Juan Carlos 1) across from Bar Moriles.