Cordoba & Seville Trip
To Sunday 14 May 2023
Cordoba & Seville
Price 595 pp (couple), single sup 230 euros
The U3A Vall del Pop are planning to visit these historic cities. We depart on the coach from Jalon (Xalo) car park to Cordoba (comfort breaks on route) to arrive at our hotel, Cordoba Centre a 4* B & B basis.
Following breakfast, on the morning of the 10th, our guide will take us on a tour of the patios and entrance to the Mezquita (mosque) You then have free time in the afternoon.
11th - After breakfast we depart for Sevilla. 4* Hotel Abades Bencazon. In the afternoon cruise the Guadalquivir river, this is a great way to see the city. Free time.
12th – Following breakfast visit the famous cathedral and the monumental area. Free time.
13th – Following breakfast we visit the city of Osuna, you have free time here and return to Sevilla later on.
14th – Following breakfast we visit Antequera. Free time here and onward back home to Xalo.
- 2 nights in Cordoba 4* hotel on a B & B basis
- 3 nights in Sevilla 4* hotel on a B & B basis
- Coach from Xalo plus basic travel insurance
- Visits in Cordoba to the Mosque and Patios
- Visits in Sevilla, river cruise and monumental
- Visits to Osuna (part of Games of Thrones filmed here) and Antequera
- Assistant guide all the itinerary
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Bookings can be made at the GA's and January and March coffee mornings.
Captivating Cordoba Patio Flower Festival
Cordoba is steeped in over 2,000 years of history. The Patio contests are sponsored by the Córdoba City Hall and began in 1918.
due to a hot, dry climate homes were built with a central patio even in the days of the Romans and planting them out helped keep the area cool.
The Magestic Mezquita of Cordoba
Dates back to the 10th century. It includes within its walls a Christian church, previously a roman temple. The columns and the pillars were all recycled, borrowed from the ruins of Gothic churches and Roman buildings. The Mezquita continued to be built for the next 2 hundred years. The original design with horseshoe arches in red and white resemble the roman aqueduct in Merida, near Cordoba.
Sevilla known for its Moorish palaces and Renaissance gardens, is a beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and is Spain’s 4th largest city. The Romans governed the whole of Spain for more than six centuries. Their first colony was Italica , only 9 kilometers from Sevilla and its ruins are well preserved and today a tourist attraction. A boat trip is also a great way to see the city.
On the 13th we will be visiting the town of Osuna (top) and when we leave on the 14th we will visit Antequera (bottom), leaving there for home.