Córdoba Pueblo Series: Montoro

Some associate Spain with its beaches or its cities.

Some may stretch to thinking of its mountains and skiing.

However, in Part II of my Córdoba Pueblo Series (Part I was about Cardeña) I am going to continue showing you the joys, authenticity and incredible affordability of a trip to a Spanish village.

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Medina Azahara: A Guide to the Site of the Former Capital of al-Andalus

The Medina Azahara, or as it is sometimes stylised, the Madinat al-Zahra, is an unsung wonder of an archeological site but it really is so much more than that.

This site was once the powerful capital of al-Andalus with a marvellous vantage point for keeping a watch across Córdoba and continues to be shrouded in mystery and romance today, from its brief but colourful 80 year existence.

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La Feria de Córdoba: A Week Long Celebration of Local Culture and Fiesta

The Feria of Córdoba is arguably THE most important event in the calendar of this city and as it is literally and figuratively such a colourful occasion laden with history and tradition, I will warn you now this is a long but hopefully interesting post with plenty of pictures and information!

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A Brief Guide to the Alcázar de Los Reyes Cristianos of Córdoba

I never tire of seeing the Alcázar of Córdoba from across the street as I’ve written several times before on this blog, it makes me feel like I’ve stepped back in history to the al-Andalus era.

Its full name, the ‘Alcázar de Los Reyes Cristianos’, comes from the very people who re-built the once Visigothic structure in order to commemorate Spain’s reconquest from Islam back to Christianity in the 13th century.

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Visit Casa Andalusí- a glimpse into Roman and Moorish Andalucía

I stumbled across Casa Andalusí in Córdoba inadvertently when looking for things to show my parents one scorching hot day in July last year. We had been around the spice- fragranced and leather draped markets all morning but now, at mid-day, it was time to seek refuge from the fierce Andaluz summer sun.

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