SPAIN: CORDOBA ~ Pretty In Pink

April 30, 2017  •  1 Comment

Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain


It wasn't the plan to head to Cordoba today, but the child is getting tired of me waking her at 6 am every morning to drive to these cities.

"Can we just go to that other city you want to see now (from Sevilla) so we can relax the rest of the time here?"

It's already 4 pm, and wanted to be back in Torremolinos before dark - something about driving through the mountains of Spain at night in pitch black darkness....didn't really want to do that. But the child has a point, if we do Cordoba today, we don't have to hit the road early tomorrow, so off we go....approx. 141 km (1.5-hour drive) from Sevilla to Cordoba.

 


CORDOBA ~ SPAIN


It's about 5:45 pm when we reach Cordoba and everything is closing – so much for going inside the Mezquita – so all we did was stroll around and check out the Puente Romano, the Mezquita (from the outside), and the Calleja de las Flores.

Cordoba is much smaller and a lot less touristy than it's Andalusian "neighbours", Sevilla and Granada. You can walk everywhere within a couple of hours, which is the best way to see the city – just wander down the narrow streets of the Juderia (the old Jewish quarter), stroll through charming squares, admire the Patios de Cordoba, and of course, check out the gardens of the Alcazar.

If you're wondering about the Pretty in Pink title, scroll down through the photos and you'll see - though I bitched about not wanting to be here when the sun was going down, I'm glad we were.

 

Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoLa Mezquita, viewed from across the Puente Romano La Mezquita, viewed from across the Puente Romano


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoTorre de la Calahorra (Calahorra Tower) Torre de la Calahorra (Calahorra Tower)


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoFlowers on the Puente Romano Flowers on the Puente Romano


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoThe Guadalquivir River The Guadalquivir River


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoPuerta del Puente (Gate of the Bridge) on the other side of the bridge Puerta del Puente (Gate of the Bridge) on the other side of the bridge


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoWalking along Calle Torrijos Walking along Calle Torrijos


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoImpressive doors of the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba Impressive doors of the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoAnother impressive door at the Mezquita Another impressive door at the Mezquita


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoThe Bell Tower The Bell Tower at the Mezquita


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoTrying to sneak in to someone's courtyard Trying to sneak in to someone's courtyard


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoSomewhere in Cordoba Somewhere in Cordoba 


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoWalls of the Mezquita Walls of the Mezquita


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoLost in Cordoba, trying to find Calleja de Flores Lost in Cordoba, trying to find Calleja de Flores


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoMust be getting close Must be getting close


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoAt least we know we're heading in the right direction At least we know we're heading in the right direction


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoFollowing signs, but it doesn't look all that flowery Following signs, but it doesn't look all that flowery


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoFinally found Calleja de las Flores Finally found Calleja de las Flores


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoDidn't quite expect it to be this tiny-ass alleyway Didn't quite expect it to be this tiny-ass alleyway


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoIt's not all that flowery either It's not all that flowery either


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoI guess it's kind of cute, but kind of expected more I guess it's kind of cute, but kind of expected more


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoMaking our way back through the maze of streets to the Mezquita Making our way back through the maze of streets to the Mezquita


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoSneaking a peak at another courtyard Sneaking a peak at another courtyard


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoNever heard of Casa Santos, but there's a ton of people buying food from here, so.... Never heard of Casa Santos, but there's a ton of people buying food from here, so....


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoTurns out everyone is going crazy for these – tortilla de patatas Turns out everyone is going crazy for these – tortilla de patatas 


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoPuente Romano and the Torre de la Calahorra Puente Romano and the Torre de la Calahorra


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoWas hoping to be back in Torremolinos before dark, but looks like we're here for an amazing sunset Was hoping to be back in Torremolinos before dark, but looks like we're here for what looks like it's going to be an amazing sunset


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoThe light...the sky....wow The light...the sky....wow


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoBeautiful colours Beautiful colours


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoStatue depicting St. Raphael in the middle of the Puente Romano Statue depicting St. Raphael in the middle of the Puente Romano


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoLove how a pink-ish light is on everything Love how a pink-ish light is on everything


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoPink and purple everywhere Pink and purple everywhere


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoBeautiful! Beautiful!


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoPretty in pink Pretty in pink


Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonCordoba, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahoBye-bye Cordoba, until next time! Bye-bye Cordoba, until next time!


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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denise garrintano(non-registered)
wonderful article here in cordoba now thank you til june 8
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