Córdoba was by far and away one of the places that I was most excited about on our trip. After studying art and architectural history for a good while in college, I could NOT WAIT to finally see the Great Mosque. However, I didn’t know what a charming, colorful city Córdoba was on its right! I’ve saved my photos of the mosque-cathedral for a separate post and dedicating this one solely to Córdoba’s narrow, winding streets. There is even one famous for its abundance of flowers – the Calleja de las Flores.
We were in Córdoba in the middle of the summer, so it was pretty hot in the direct sunlight. But, lucky for us, the tall buildings that lined the streets, as well as some smartly-placed linen overhangs erected to cool daytime wanders provided enough shade to make the entire day more enjoyable.
After visiting the mosque, we continued to walk around the city, visiting the Roman bridge that was constructed in the 1st century BC! Little did we know at the time, but this bridge was used in filming Game of Thrones as the Long Bridge of the free city of Volantis. When we were in Morocco, we were so excited to visit Aït Benhaddou, the berber kasbah village that was also the filming location of the slaving city of Yunkai where Danaerys secures her Unsullied army. Little did we know we had already been to another place featured on the show! Can you tell I like Game of Thrones?
We weren’t in Córdoba for long, so I hope we have a chance to visit the small city again!