Arrived at the train station panicking cos the train was already at the platform, quickly retrieved the tickets (we bought online, thank God!) from the counter and made in just in time. Phewww. The journey took about 2 hours and we napped throughout the journey. Must be tired from all that walking and running, I guess. Hehe.
Took a bus from the train station to the hostel. Cordoba's tourist information centre is super helpful unlike in Granda and Sevilla. While in the bus, a local elderly man was kind enough to ask us to follow him cos he was getting off at the same stop. We were thankful that he offered because if he hadn't we wouldn't know where the stop would be.
|Entrace to Hostal El Antiguo Convento|
|Took this picture the next morning|
We loved the hostel to bits. The setting has a whimsical and quaint feeling to it and the owner was so helpful in giving us directions to main tourist attraction and cheap eateries. Location-wise, it's only 5 minutes away (walking) from the famous Mezquita-Catedral.
We didn't waste any time and went straight to Mezquita to witness one of the great Islamic architectures in western world.
|The seemingly endless pillars|
|The Christian part of the mosque|
|The mosque courtyard - The Orange Tree Courtyard|
|Gate walls of the mosque|
Not far from the Mezquita is Roman Bridge but we didn't cross the bridge. It was scorching hot and all I wanna do was to eat ice-cream and rest under the shades. So eat ice-cream we did before continuing to stroll at the nearby alleys.
Lepas tu jalan-jalan cari churros membawa dari Plaza de la Correda sampai ke Plaza de las Tendillas tapi malangnya bila jumpa, kedai jual churros dah tutup.
|Misi gigih mencari churros|
Then it was time for dinner so we went to a tapas restaurant not far from our hostel. It was non-halal so only we ordered seafood tapas and decided that after two nights in a row of tapas, we've had enough. Our trip to Cordoba was a bit relaxing compared to Granada because we decided that we wanna ditch all the Christians attraction such as cathedrals, convents etc. and focused more on Islamic monuments/history remaining there.
To be continue....