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Cordoba’s Alcazar

After leaving the Mezquita in Cordoba we took a short walk to the St. Raphael statue (the city’s patron saint) with had a nice fountain at the base and was close to the Roman bridge, with it’s multiply arches, it spans the Rio Guadalquivir. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times but the original Roman footings are still in …

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Cordoba’s Mosque

On Wednesday we took a 45 minute high speed train ride to the city of Cordoba. Our first stop was the awe inspiring Mezquita. The mosque dates back 12 centuries, building started in 785 and major additions were done in the 10th century. Then the Christians came, destroyed part of the mosque and plunked a cathederal down in the center. …