Our friend and realtor par excellence Robert Reid lived in Madrid for a while many years ago. He recommended Cerveceria Alemana to us so that is where we started our tapas tour last night. It was very popular and very good.
Next we went back to La Fragua de Vulcano where we had eaten the night before and had grilled shrimp in garlic butter
We wandered around a bit more but couldn’t eat more so called it a night.
This morning we took the metro to the train station and took the high speed train 250 miles south to Córdoba. We had reserved seats and the train was very comfortable and smooth. We were traveling about 135 miles per hour!
I think the temperature got up to 60 in Córdoba today. I took my coat off on the walk from the train to our hotel
Córdoba was a Roman colony so the river has an old Roman bridge.
When the Moors took over this area Córdoba became the Islamic capital of the Iberian peninsula. The mosque that was built during that period was considered the most important sanctuary of western Islam Now the building is the Cathedral of Córdoba and is referred to in our guide book as the Mezquita.
We explored, took lots of pictures, had a snack at a sidewalk cafe than headed back to our hotel for a rest.