Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Córdoba, 13 March

A cold overcast morning had me pulling out some warm clothes after breakfast, before going off to buy a Spanish SIM card at El Corte Ingles. I did a quick tour of the immediate surroundings of my hotel and then went to explore the Alcazar.

Inside the Alcazar are a number of Roman mosaics which have been rescued and preserved there on the walls.

The gardens are nice, but would look better on a sunny day.

The royal baths were on show below ground, and were not in a good state of repair, having been stripped of their tiling.

In the Jewish Quarter, I found that the Synagogue was closed for renovations, so I listened to a few tour guides with their groups who were thronging the narrow streets.

Statue of Maimonides, a 12th Century Jewish sage, a kind of Leonardo of his age.

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