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Alcazar y Jardin de los
REYES CRISTIANOS

We were in Cordoba on a Sunday, and this was lucky for two reasons. First, the bells in the tower rang a lot, and I love the sound of old bells. Second, the cathedral was holding services, so it was closed for viewing by non-locals until 4 o’clock. If this had not been the case, we might not have gone to see this alcazar and garden, as they are not especially emphasized in any of the books I read.

Jardin de los Reyes Cristianos
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This garden is not as spectacular as the gardens in Granada or Sevilla, but we didn't know that yet. This was the first real Moorish garden I had ever visited, and I was thrilled to see the reservoirs that were the headwaters for a series of reflecting pools and fountains. The way the beds are planted in this and other very old Islamic Spanish gardens is not generally authentic (say the books), but the symmetrical design, the use of pools and fountains, and the irrigation schemes are distinctive.

Belltower

There is a tower here, too, and you could climb it, but we didn't. It was too crowded. Services had just ended inside, and the entire congregation poured out and swarmed the walls of the alcazar.

We decided to walk around Cordoba instead and maybe have some lunch while we waited for the Mezquita and cathedral to reopen.

 

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NOVEMBER 2004: SPAIN

Highlights:
MADRID
Paseo del Prado
Real Jardin Botanico
Parque del Retiro

CORDOBA
Patio de las Naranjas
Los Reyes Cristianos
La Mezquita

GRANADA
Albaicin
Alhambra - Palacio
Alhamba - Alcazar
Alhambra - Generalife
La Plaza Nueva
Catedral de Granada

Costa del Sol
Ronda - Bridge
Ronda - Plaza de Toros
Jerez de la Frontera

SEVILLA
Barrio Santa Cruz
Reales Alcazares
Los Jardines
Catedral de Sevilla
La Giralda

Toledo

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