Tourist Attractions in Córdoba & Málaga @ Spain

Hello all! Welcome back to my blog.
Today, I'm going to continue blogging about my trip in Spain.
If you are new here, just stumbled upon my blog, and are interested to read more about my Spain trip, feel free to click on the label "Spain" on the right, then it will bring you to a page that full of my travel posts in Spain.
So today, I'm going to blog about Córdoba & Málaga, where both are the interesting cities with unique cultural heritages and plenty attractions to discover at every corners.
Well, let's first talk about the weather in both cities.
Since these cities are in South Spain, near the Mediterranean Sea, the weather temperature was like 27℃ - 29℃ though it's in the mid of October.
I didn't enjoy the weather so much because it was really warm, so I think if you are planning to visit these cities or I should said Spain, it would be better to plan starting from mid or end of November.
The weather should be more cooling and chilling if you don't like hot weather.
So, cut all the craps and let's get started about my journey now! :)

We took the high speed train from Madrid to Córdoba.
The train journey was about 2 hours plus, can't really remember because that was the earliest train we caught and I slept all the way from Madrid to the final destination. #lol
Anyway, it was a comfortable ride; the train is clean and the service is good.

The Roman Bridge of Córdoba is a bridge in the Historic centre of Córdoba.
The construction was originally built in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river.
It has been reconstructed at various times, and the present structure is a medieval reconstruction which gives a Roman feel in overall.

The bridge is 250 meters long, and you can walk over the Roman bridge in either direction, from the Córdoba great Mezquita Mosque and also Torre de Calahorra.

If you watched Season 5 of Game of Thrones, this Roman Bridge of Córdoba has appeared in the popular HBO TV series at Episode 3.

The weather was so hot on that day; my eyes were not fully open, and I can feel my t shirt sticking to my back. :(

We walked through the Roman Bridge of Córdoba, passed by the great Mezquita Mosque, and then stopped at the Calleja de las Flores.
Calleja de las Flores is one of the most popular tourist streets of Córdoba city.
This place gives me such summer vibes that reminds me of Santorini, with white washed walls and potted flowers hanging on the walls.

It was so crowded and happening everywhere at the area.
So many people going up and down on the narrow streets, taking pictures, shopping at the shops, sitting outside at the coffee shops for a coffee, or having a bite at a restaurant.

The streets are filled with many small shops that selling popular souveniers of the city, quality craft products, ornately carved fashion accessories and other wide range of local made products.
I really like their handmade products and got myself a pair of cup plates and a handmade leather shoulder bag.

There was a long queue at the main entrance of the Great Mosque of Córdoba.
But the long wait is worth it all!

The Great Mosque of Córdoba, also known locally as Mezquita Cathedral.
It is one of the oldest structures and also the world's greatest works of Islamic architecture.
The architecture is very unique that combines with vibrant cultures, since Muslims, Jews and Christians had been lived here side by side.

When first entered to the mosque, I was amazed by the red and white columns and pillars in horseshoe shapes that support the whole weight of the dome.
Then when I slowly walked through the place, I was then surprised by the mosaics and stone filigree work that polished very well on the floor and ceiling. 
That's really such a marvelous architecture.

The Mihrab is the artistic highlight of the Mezquita.
It is located in the central area of the qibla wall, which is a place indicating the direction of prayer.

There is a church that built within the great mosque after the Christian Kings conquered Córdoba in 1236.
The church area has several further Christian artworks at one side, which perfectly blend two religions and civilizations of Muslims and Christians at one.
This is also the reason why this unique building is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Picture taken at the courtyard of the Great Mosque.
Though the weather was really so warm, I think Córdoba still very best to visit.
The entire city is very interesting; impressive Roman Bridge, pretty streets and alleys at Calleja de las Flores, and also the stunning Great Mosque that you can't get elsewhere.
If there is a chance in the future, I will come back for sure but definitely not during their hot season. :)


After visiting La Alhambra in the early morning, we came over to Málaga, a port city on southern Spain's Cota del Sol.
This is a beautiful summer city for the visitors because of it's a well-known holiday of its high-rise hotels and resorts that surrounded with beautiful yellow-sand beaches.
Other than Córdoba, Málaga is another warmest city during my trip in Spain.
During the daytime, the temperature was like 28℃- 29℃, and it was really super sunny and hot!

Alcabaza of Málaga is an 11th century palace that built by the Hammudid dynasty.
It's also the main attraction to visit in Málaga.
The citadel is built in the center of Málaga, up at the hill that offers a grand view over the port.
It is said that the Alcabaza considered the best-preserved citadel in Spain and also the classic example of military architecture of its time, with its double walls and huge entry fortifications.

Though the hill top required some hill and stair walks, the view up there is very different with the other cities, like in Valencia, Cuenca, Toledo that could offer.
At here, you got to see amazing blue sea view over the hill.
Totally worth it!

The panoramic view of the city of Málaga.

All the walkways are cobble stones, so be sure that you wear your comfortable shoes.

That was a great time enjoying the lovely view over Málaga.

Hello, Picasso! :)
Since Málaga is the birthplace of Picasso, another reason to come over to Malaga is to see the bronze statue of Picasso that situated in the Plaza de la Merced.
The Picasso statue was just installed in 2008 with him sitting on a marble bench taking notes with a pencil.

And then, we walked around the city till we were here at the Roman Theater.

It's a huge theater which also considered the oldest monument in Málaga.
It was built under the rule of Emperor Augustus in the first century BC and was in operation until the third century AD.
The theater is divided into three main parts; the seating area, the orchestra and the stage.
It's good to see this huge monument is still so well preserved in Málaga.

Spent a night at Cota del Sol for the summer vibes.
Cota del Sol is a nice place for a short gateaway if you are looking for a holiday with sunshine and beaches.
Here you will not only find outstanding beaches, but also beautiful landscapes and scenery.

Yea, finally finished the travel posts in Córdoba and Málaga.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
I hope you enjoy my write up and pictures for today about Córdoba and Málaga.
Do stick around and check out some of my other travel posts in Spain.
Till then! Have a great day!

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