Excursion to Cordoba

(The meeting point for the departure is the school’s Residence, in San Juan Street. We will leave from here to board the coach that will take us to Córdoba.)

First of all we visit the Corredera square, the main square of the city. Then we see the Roman Temple and take a walk through the Judería (Jewish Quarter), a labyrinth of beautiful, and narrow streets full of flower pots in bloom. Here we can find the typical patios cordobeses (Cordovan courtyards). Right in the centre of the Jewish Quarter you find the Synagogue, the Jewish temple that serves to remind us of the perfect harmony of cultures that existed in Córdoba under the Caliphs. Next to the Synagogue is the Zoco (Souk), a handicraft and ceramic market.

Finally, we will visit La Mezquita de Córdoba (The Great Mosque of Córdoba), a fascinating building dating to the Caliphate era where we will find the most surprising light and colour effects amidst an amazing “forest” of almost a thousand pillars. The Great Mosque was also admired by the Christians who were later to build their cathedral inside it. The cathedral is of great value in its own right, which constitutes a mixture of Gothic, Plateresque and Barroque features.