Al Andalus, the Islamic period in the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caliphate –its most glorious period- have given Andalusia some of its most relevant historical heritage. This day trip focuses on discovering the importance and legacy of the times when the three main religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) where blended under the same cultural umbrella.
In the way to Cordoba, we will stop at the town of Carmona. Our walk starts at the Parador, a hotel built in the Alcazar of the Christian king Peter the First. This place, also nicknamed the Alcazar “de arriba” -or “higher”-, as it is located at the top of the cliff. While heading to the Alcazar “de abajo” –or “lower”- we will find in our way many churches, convents and nobility houses along its beautiful white streets.
When in Cordoba, we will first have lunch at a local bar, away from the touristy area. Once we are ready, the first visit will take us to the magnificent Mosque, the main jewel of the Caliphate, a gorgeous Islamic temple from the 10th century that is currently being used as a Cathedral. We will learn about this monument from outside and then you will have enough time to visit its inside on your own. Finally, we will discover Cordoba’s old Jewish quarter, a great maze of narrow and curvy streets and a lot of historical hidden jewels to explore. You will fall in love with Cordoba for sure!
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