Adventures in Granada and Cordoba

Susannah Gonka is a student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and an ISA Photo Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain


Cordoba is one of the most historic spots in Spain, situated in the province of Andalusia. In the eighth century, Cordoba became the capital of the Islamic Emirate, and home to one of the most famous Mosques in the world, which was also turned into a Catholic Cathedral and today is used as both.


View of the mosque side of the building


The winding streets of Cordoba are an example of the quiet, picturesque town everyone loves. In every corner there are patios, filled with flowers, trees and many other plants. The alleyways are brightly colored giving the allusion that it is always spring in the quiet town.


However, Granada is a bustling city full of life. With free tapas with every drink, it’s the perfect city to try Spanish food. During the day one could visit the Moroccan street market, where street vendors sell lamps, scarves, and Moroccan pants. Not only can you go shopping but stop in a tea shop for amazing mint tea and pastries. One will feel like they are in Morocco every step of their way.


Moroccan tea


The Alhambra is one of the most toured spots in Spain, it is a definite must. A castle, fort and town, all in one! With history and culture surrounding this beautiful area, it is a must. Filled with ruins, beautiful gardens and a wonderful view of the city and mountains, a few hours in this walk through history, one becomes enchanted with the beauty inside.


La Alhambra garden


La Alhambra night view


La Alhambra reflection pool




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