With so much time in Córdoba we roamed quite a bit. The Jewish quarter is a maze of twisting passages, all alike, but with surprises around every corner.
The Roman bridge
Our AirBnB was average but in a great location. We walked by the mosque-cathedral many times, visited the Alcázar, walked along the river to or across the Roman bridge, or just strolled to the main Plaza de la Corredera.
Flamenco at El Cardenal
I was insistent that we see Andalusian Flamenco in Andalucía, so Julie humored me for another show. Just up the road from us was the Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal, a venue focused on the show (i.e., they didn’t feed us a meal). I put this show in between the uber-produced show we saw in Barcelona last spring, and the low-key cavernous Cafe Ziryab in Madrid. More choreographed, beautiful costumes, and a female lead singer. Great show.
Cerveza sin alcohol
It is tempting to drink alcohol every night, especially as we hit parts of Spain with the true tapas experience: a surprise appetizer with every drink you order. I’m about 45 days into a plan to lower my alcohol intake, so finding alternatives is helpful. Agua con gas (sparkling water) is our primary go-to, and every place we’ve asked for it has also had non-alcoholic beer. Sometimes even N/A wine or cocktails. Me gusta mucho la cerveza tostada sin alcohol. “Tostada” is basically a darker, maltier N/A.