|A massive structure!|
|The Cathedral part of the Mosque|
The architecture of the building is stunning. Columns are made from onyx, jasper, marble, and granite. They used double arches, which allowed for higher ceilings, and alternated between the colors red and white. We stood in awe as we gazed at the beautiful building... it was unlike anything we had seen before.
|Outside the wall to the old city|
|Inside the old synagogue|
|Statue of Maimonides: Rub the gold foot for good luck!|
We found a fantastic restaurant for dinner and had some time to get a few drinks beforehand at a fun rooftop bar. The food in Cordoba, like the rest of the cities that we went to in Spain, was delicious.
|A very skillfully made gin and tonic.|
|Drinks before dinner.|
Getting our car out of Cordoba proved to be a difficult experience with some of the streets being a little too narrow for our van. After a stressful getaway we continued the drive to Seville. Seville seems to incorporate everything that one might be looking for in a Spanish city: history, culture, romance, and beauty. It has many monuments, a grand Gothic cathedral, art, and a ton of festivals catering to all interests.
One of the top things on our list to see here was a Flamenco show. Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music that includes singing, dancing, guitar playing, and palmas (handclaps). Seeing the women dancing in their traditional flamenco dresses, hearing the beautiful singing of the men on stage, and listening to the magnificent guitar playing, made this one of the top experiences we have had in Europe! We were mesmerized by this traditional show and the two hours seemed to pass rather quickly.
|Before the show|
After our visit to the Alcazar our time in Seville had come to an end. We packed up the van and made our last long drive of the trip. Next up Toledo and Madrid!