A day in charming C贸rdoba

A day in charming C贸rdoba

C贸rdoba was the first town we visited during our trip to Andalucia, but for some reason, it ended up being one of the last ones I’m writing about. I don’t know why: it’s definitely not because the town disappointed us or because of its lack of beauty, for it just might be the loveliest of all Andalucian towns we got the chance to visit during our journey. C贸rdoba is extremely photogenic, unobtrusive and just plain lovely, a town where beautiful scenes and photo opportunities lie in every single corner. It is more peaceful and introverted than its famous Andalucian neighbors such as Sevilla or Granada, but well worth visiting for its fascinating history and some of the most important and spectacular monuments in the country. Continue reading “A day in charming C贸rdoba”

Splendid Sevilla, pt. 3: 鈥濩atedral del Toreo鈥

Splendid Sevilla, pt. 3: 鈥濩atedral del Toreo鈥

Bullfighting is one of Sevilla’s (and Spain’s in general) oldest and most important traditions. Although I consider this 鈥瀞port鈥 completely unacceptable and cruel, we were in the heart of the Spanish bullfighting tradition so we could not miss the chance to visit the 聽Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballer铆a de Sevilla, the oldest and one of the finest rings in Spain and the world. Proof enough of its significance is the grand name that it goes by, 鈥濩atedral del Toreo鈥. Continue reading “Splendid Sevilla, pt. 3: 鈥濩atedral del Toreo鈥”

Splendid Sevilla, pt. 1: A Warm Welcome and a Town-Within-a-Town

Splendid Sevilla, pt. 1: A Warm Welcome and a Town-Within-a-Town

I expected so much from Sevilla – it is one of those towns whose name alone is so laden with expectations and images inspired by literature, music and art that you actually think you know what the city will look, feel, smell and sound like. Finally arriving to the city after years of creating your own ideas about it and realizing – yes, we really are in passionate, romantic Sevilla, the very heart of Andalucia – was immensely exciting. Continue reading “Splendid Sevilla, pt. 1: A Warm Welcome and a Town-Within-a-Town”