From the shopping streets near the Mezquita you can still see its dome.
And the occasional chapel built on the outside of a building.
Nearby is another treasure, the Alcazar, or fortress built by the Christians in 1328.
The Alcazar is a popular spot for wedding with its many pools and groves of orange trees.
Climbing the steps of the tower,
leads to a walkway atop the fortress wall,
and a view of the continuing excavation.
Cordoba was originally built by the Romans as a port to transport Spanish wine and olive oil back to Rome. They built a great bridge across the river which is still a tourist attraction.
After a nice lunch, we concluded our tour with a long walk back to our hotel.
There we discovered a view of old Roman ruins beneath the glass floor of the dining room.