Today we will have a very early morning departure. We will depart Madrid and travel to Cordoba via a stop off at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, a site also called the Palace of the Christian Kings, built in the 14th century by Alfonso XI. Following will be La Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba, a cathedral converted from an original mosque when the Christians conquered Cordoba in the 13th century. Modifications took place more than two centuries later, so the building’s original Gothic style is combined with Baroque and Renaissance elements. See the Cardinal’s Chapel and its treasure – the monstrance of Enrique de Arfe – as well as an ivory crucifix of Alonso Cano plus countless sculptures and paintings. Following these tours continue to El Zoco, a market where traditional artisans paint and flamenco dancers practice.
Accommodations: Soho Boutique Hotel Cordoba