It was a place like no other—Córdoba.

While doing my preliminary research on Spain, something about Córdoba made me feel fuzzy and warm. And after my visit, I knew I would be happy to return for many weeks to this friendly town.

A small town in Spain’s Andalusia’s district, Córdoba is famous for the Mosque-Cathedral, the picturesque patios or courtyards and the Córdoba Guitar Festival. My time here was limited to a scarce 24 hours. And so Prachi and I decided to head out a little early the only morning we had here for a quick walk.

The day was overcast and we were lucky to have seen five minutes of sun shine while walking through the neighbourhood. The meandering turns were confusing. And just as we started making our way back to the hotel, the shops were opening up, which allowed us the pleasure of distraction.

These are just a few glimpses of the town from the morning.

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First scenes of the hotel as soon as I stepped out of my room.
First scenes of the hotel as soon as I stepped out of my room.
The quaint hotel premises.
The quaint hotel premises.
Córdoba is predominantly painted with earthy tones of brown, yellow and white.
Córdoba is predominantly painted with earthy tones of brown, yellow and white.
The Zoco Municipal, Market of Crafts, which is yet to start its day.
The Zoco Municipal/Market of Crafts, which is yet to start its day.
One of the many lanes.
One of the many lanes.
The mosaic entrance to the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Córdoba.
The mosaic entrance to the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Córdoba.
A display of filigree work.
A display of filigree work.
Turning towards a street with colour, cafes and restaurants.
Turning towards a street with colour, cafes and restaurants.
Every space is intricately done, with the signature flower pots.
Every space is intricately done, with the signature flower pots.
Some resemblance to Pondicherry.
Some resemblance to Pondicherry.
Some people heading out to work.
People heading out for work.
The absolutely charming flower pots, essential to the patios here.
The absolutely charming flower pots, essential to the patios here.
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As the rain gets heavier, we make our way back.
A preview of the Mezquita's bell tower.
A preview of the Mezquita’s bell tower.

Good to know

-We walked around Hotel las Casas de la Judería on Calle Tomás Conde.
This was our tentative trail though we took many detours and made many stops.
-Zoco Municipal or the Market of Crafts is open every day from 1000hrs to 2000hrs. It also has a shop in the premises.

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What vibe do you get of Córdoba?

Note: I was invited to this media trip by Tourism Office of Spain and Turkish Airlines. 

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Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.

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6 thoughts on “Photo Story: A Morning Stroll in Córdoba, Spain

    1. They are the way to experience a neighbourhood, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by :)

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