On Saturday, our study abroad group took a trip to Córdoba, a city with 300,000 habitants about an hour and a half northeast of Sevilla. Instead of telling you everything we did, I’d like to share a few photos with you (photocredit: Amelia Smith) since a picture is worth a thousand words 🙂
Everything about Córdoba is just so quaint. When we walked into the city, there were musicians lined up along the bridge playing their violins, guitars, and accordions. I love that no one seems to be in a rush, so a crowd gathers just to stop and listen for a minute or two. We definitely need more of that in the U.S. The streets are all very narrow and made of cobblestone, making it feel as if I was walking through the set of some rom-com movie. By far, my favorite part of the excursion was our tour of the mezquita/cathedral. Since Christians and Muslims have both ruled Córdoba at different points in history, some parts of the building are considered the Islamic mezquita (or Islamic temple) while others are considered the Christian cathedral. When I walked into the cathedral, I was speechless. I have never seen a building with so much detail on every inch of its walls, ceiling, or floor. I wish we had more time to explore, but to really appreciate all of its beauty, it would take at least a few days!