Córdoba was once the premier city of the Western World, the greatest metropolis west of Constantinople, and the seat of Europe’s first university. Today, there’s a modern commercial center, but most travelers love strolling the town’s ancient cobblestone streets, peeking through gates for glimpses of lush flowers and beautiful tiled fountains.

The Mezquita-Catedral is well worth a visit…as is the Alcázar de Los Reyos Cristianos. The gardens are spectacular!

The narrow cobbled streets are full of traditional restaurants and tapas bars and a customer in the restaurant that we were in on our second night got up and danced some impromptu flamenco to the delight of the young guitarist who was playing in the restaurant.

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