This weekend I got to go on a double trip to Córdoba and Granada, Spain with my study abroad program, ISA. It was such a beautiful and fun trip, minus the never-ending rain that I can never seem to escape. First I want to tell y’all all about my adventures in Córdoba. We were only there a few hours, but there are so much see places we got to visit during that time.
Córdoba is known for its Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, which in English translates to the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. You have to go here if you come to Córdoba. It is a massively beautiful symbol of how Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together. This is evident in the mix of styles and architecture throughout the Mosque-Cathedral. You can see the differences in the religion throughout the building with the classic white and natural lightings that the Christians brought and the dark, arches of that the Muslims contributed.
After the Mosque-Cathedral, we walked around the city. We got to see the Jewish quarters and make our way through the narrow streets. Up one street that is decorated with flowers in flower pots up the street, you can turn around and get a picture perfect moment. This picture is one that you will see on most postcards and what comes up in most searches of Córdoba on the internet. Do not miss out on this moment!
We ended up our time in Córdoba at a restaurant called 101 Tapas. My roommate and I did our usual and split four tapas, my favorite being patatas bravas and croquetas. Spain is known for their tapas and you can never go wrong with them. I love the idea of being able to get a bunch of small meals to share with friends and also have the chance to try multiple dishes at once. Tapas might be one thing I miss the most when I go back to the good ole United States of America in May. So I am definitely enjoying all the tapas I can eat while I still can.
Next stop: Granada!