The following morning, we woke up in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. We packed our bags, and set off towards our next stop: Córdoba. Since we had all day to drive about 90 minutes, we took the time to explore the area, and stopped along the small country road wherever we liked. A couple of hours later we arrived in Córdoba, which turned out to be quite exciting. We had the navigation direct us towards the guesthouse, which was situated in the old town. With every turn, the streets became smaller up to the point that we weren’t sure if the car would fit anymore. In the end, we managed to arrive without any damage. But be warned: do not try to repeat this. It’s not good for your nerves.

We were only staying for one night, because we had to be at our next stop the following day. More on that in the next travel story, though. Also, Matthijs had been here before, and I only wanted to see one thing: the Mezquita. The Mezquita is a mixture of a mosque and a cathedral, and quite unlike any building I have ever seen before. The original mosque was built in the 8th century, and the building was expanded over the next six centuries. But this is not a history lesson, so I kindly refer you to this page to read more on the various stages of the building.

After admiring the Mezquita late in the afternoon, we enjoyed some delicious tapas and wandered around town. Mainly in the old Jewish quarter, since our guesthouse was there. All in all, we had a lovely day in Córdoba, and I would highly recommend spending some time there if you happen to be in the area. For now, enjoy the photos. And I will see you in a month for the last leg of this surprise road trip.

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