SEVILLE & CÓRDOBA

We’ve spent the last week visiting Seville and Córdoba in Spain’s southern Andalusia region.  Staying right in the center of both cities has given us plenty of time to be a tourist, while also seeking out some of the local areas.  The weather has been getting to 90 during the afternoon’s here, but the narrow, shaded streets makes it feel much cooler.

Unfortunately, none of us speak Spanish, which has made things a little more difficult in this region.  Google translate has been magical.

Holy Churches – The Seville Cathedral is the 3rd largest in the world and was right across the street from us.  It also holds the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

Columbus tomb a day after Columbus day.

After Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and the Seville Cathederal, I didn’t think I could be more impressed with a church. Then we visited the Mezquita de Córdoba – built as a Mosque in 784 and coverted to a Roman Catholic Cathederal in 1236.  Unfortunately, pictures can’t possibly capture it.

B wanted to run around inside because he thought he was in a Dr. Seuss book.

The Roman Bridge of Córdoba.  Pedestrian only, originally built in early 1st century BC.

Today we are catching a short train ride to Málaga where we are spending a week on the Costa Del Sol.