Category Archives: Spain

Tales of Cordoba – Museo Torre de la Calahorra

Across the Guadalquivir River and 15 minutes from La Mezquita was the Museo Torre de la Calahorra which looked like a castle from where we stood. Made of red bricks and stones, the Museum had very little windows which made ...

Tales of Cordoba – Banos del Alcazar Califal

The Alcazar was a fortified palace complex of residential and public areas, with gardens, palaces, administrative areas, baths, patios and the royal cemetery. Its’ origin goes back to Visigoth times (6th – 7th centuries) . Some texts referred to it ...

Tales of Cordoba – The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

  From a Palace to a Prison. The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, is situated by the Campo de la Verdad, an area of terraced gardens. Some of the gateways to the Jewish quarter are located opposite here too. The ...

Tales of Cordoba – The Great La Mezquita (Mosque)

The Story of Historical Cordoba & The Mosque The arrival of the Moors to Spain in 711 made Cordoba the headquarters of the Emirate founded by the Ommiad leader Abd al-Rahman the first. His descendants made Moorish Cordoba the richest ...

UNESCO Hunt #3 : Historic Centre of Cordoba!

UNESCO Site #313 says: “Cordoba’s period of greatest glory began in the 8th century after the Moorish conquest, when some 300 mosques and innumerable palaces and public buildings were built to rival the splendours of Constantinople, Damascus and Baghdad. In ...

Two Girls in Barcelona – Enjoying the City

Placa Catalunya. We had the entire day to explore the city of Barcelona and what a better way to enjoy it than to take a stroll down Placa Catalunya which reminded me of our very own Dataran Merdeka. There were many ...

UNESCO Hunt #2: Park Guell, Spain

UNESCO Site #320bis Says: “The seven buildings are: Parque Güell; Palacio Güell; Casa Mila; Casa Vicens; Gaudí’s work on the Nativity façade and Crypt of La Sagrada Familia; Casa Batlló; Crypt in Colonia Güell.” After admiring the Sagrada di Familia, ...

UNESCO Hunt #2: Sagrada Familia, Spain

UNESCO Site #320bis Says: “Seven properties built by architect Antoni Gaudi represent an eclectic, as well as a very personal, style which was given free reign in the design of gardens, sculpture and all decorative arts, as well as architecture.” ...

Two Girls in Barcelona – Ola

The adventure of us two girls ended in Rome… another one began for us in Barcelona! Traveling in Europe can be quite easy if you plan ahead and know which country you want to explore. From Paris we had taken ...