Month: September 2017

Mountains, Medinas and Mezquita: Heading south to Córdoba and Granada

When the August sun stood the highest in Barcelona, I decided to head south to Córdoba and Granada – at 42ºC. So let me take you to the magnificent south of Spain where siestas are long, food comfortingly heavy and conversations heated. The train took me from Barcelona to Córdoba in four and a half hours. With its white and yellow facades, beautiful architecture and candid people it reminded me much of Sevilla. Yet the city has so many Moorish influences, unique cuisine (Salmorejo! Flamenquines!) and tranquil vibes that it easily stands out. The Urban Vida Stays apartment in Córdoba’s old town was the perfect basis to explore the city. After a refreshening shower I went out to stroll around and had the city almost to myself due to the unbearable heat. If there is one must-do in Córdoba, it’s the Mezquita. And I failed to go in. Summer opening times didn’t play into my hands, so at least I know I need to go back soon. What I did see and love was the Judería. The …