Seville or Cordoba?

May 3rd, 2005, 04:23 AM
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Seville or Cordoba?

We will be arriving in Seville at noon on Friday and will be leaving for Madrid by train early in the evening on Saturday. We would like your opinions as to whether we should spend all of our time in Seville or attempt to visit Cordoba as well. If we go to Cordoba we will have to leave Seville early afternoon , spend three hours in Cordoba and then take the train to Madrid from Cordoba. We would welcome any thoughts on this matter.
Thanks again for your help.

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May 3rd, 2005, 10:04 AM
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Stay in Seville.

The Alcazar (was more impressed with this than the Alhambra in Granada)- don't miss, Casa Pilates (take the upstairs tour as well as downstairs)-more impressed than I expected, Cathedral (skip depending upon what you've already seen and if you're a cathedral goer), Plaza Espania - nicer than I expected, wander Santa Cruz among others will keep you busy.

You don't mention when you'll be there. We were there the beginning of June and the thermometer on the street read 30 degrees (C). At that temperature you won't walk too fast.

Our highlights of Spain were Seville and Barcelona.
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May 3rd, 2005, 10:16 AM
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Seville
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May 3rd, 2005, 10:29 AM
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Error!!

The thermometer read 39 degrees C. That's hot in the sun and well over 100F..
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May 3rd, 2005, 10:37 AM
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Would encourage a very stop in Cordoba to see Mezquita. Shouldn't take you more than half an hour if you do this very quickly.

I had more time than you did, but I did a quick stopover en route to Madrid so that I could see the Mezquita. As you probably know, the double arches are unique, and the center of the old mosque was ripped out for a church choir.

It must be one of the most interesting structures in the world.
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May 3rd, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Cordoba is a beautiful city and the Mezquita is a very, very special place. I think you won't regret the visit
Seville is great but I don't agree at all with Myer. The Alhambra is the most beautiful place I've seen and , although The Alcazar of Seville worths by itself a visit to Seville, I won't change it for the Alhambra

Take care with Sevillian taxists..they have fame here in Spain because their rudeness Of course, there are exceptions ! If you have time, go the Macarena Basilic. It gives you a perspective of how the Seville Holy Week is
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May 3rd, 2005, 11:38 AM
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I agree that you really should go to the Cordoba to see the Mezquita.

All said we preferred the alcazar in Seville to the Alhambra; maybe I was expecting too much at the Alhambra.
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May 3rd, 2005, 11:42 AM
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Beyond the Mezquita I didn't find Cordoba terribly interesting. Seville is great - boisterous, loud, festive, beautiful. I would recommend not shortening your time in Seville to visit Cordoba.
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May 3rd, 2005, 12:25 PM
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You have so little time in Seville as it is, don't shorten it even further. I agree that the Mezquita is worth seeing but I wouldn't take the time on this trip unless I had at least 3 days in Seville. Seville is an alive, colorful, vibrant city and grows on you with each day. See the Cathedral, the Alcazar, the Casa Pilates, stroll in Santa Cruz and stop for tapas; attend a flamenco show. Seville is something to be experienced - spend as much time as you can.
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May 3rd, 2005, 01:21 PM
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With so little time stay in Saville and sit and enjoy some of those wonderful Tapas Bars!!
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May 3rd, 2005, 01:38 PM
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first thing in sevilla take the carriage tour ( about 30 euros) to get acquainted with the layout of the city and monuments.
i regretted not doing it at beginning of our short trip, because later i felt we had seen most of what the ride would have shown us. it will take you to some places quite a distance if you were thinking of walking it.

i wrote a report about our weekend there, if you can find it under my name.
it was from february.

about cordoba.
you could at least go to the mosque between trains at cordoba, i would think. give yourself three hours there and take a taxi, at least you won't be asking yourself if you should have gone.
but i don't see how you have the time to rob it from sevilla.

or save it for another trip. i am sure you will want to return.
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May 3rd, 2005, 02:12 PM
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name of that report was "charming sevilla" if you care to do a search for it.
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