Honeymoon Hidden Gems: Cordoba, Spain

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Bec Lawrence
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Fancy a honeymoon where you’ll experience the traditional feel of Spain? A honeymoon where the food will awaken your tastebuds and where you’ll fall in love with the culture?  If you said yes, yes and yes, Cordoba Spain is more than perfect for you and your loved one to discover.

Whilst more popular destinations in Spain like Barcelona and Madrid draw flocks of tourists, Cordoba is left as a hidden gem with far fewer crowds and far fewer lines! This city will have you wanting to explore more, learn more and unwind in the colourful restaurants sipping sangria and enjoying a show by local dancers.

You’ll find Cordoba in the region of Andalusia, southern Spain. This city is full of history having been conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century and returning to Christian rule in 1236. Throughout the city you will see reference to its history in the architecture and art. Come and explore all that Cordoba has to offer.

Where to stay:

Eurostars Patios De Cordoba

Close to all the action is Eurostars Patios De Cordoba who have the perfect room for your honeymoon. The Room Deluxe Wedding Night will have you relaxed with all the amenities you’d ever need including a bath, Moët & Chandon, fruit and chocolate, rose petals and VIP bath amenities.

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You’ll feel the history as you walk through the architecturally beautiful hotel. Archaeological remains were unearthed in the very land the hotel is built on. The souvenirs found included roman tombs, a well, hydraulic fountains, an Almohade wall and even a well from the Caliphate. This gem is located right in the city centre making it an easy walk to all the things you’ll want to see on your journey discovering the city.

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Hospes Palacio del Bailio

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For an incredibly luxurious retreat stay at the Hospes Palacio del Bailio. Stay in the Dreamers Room, one of the deluxe suites available at the hotel. The spacious room features wooden floors and original artworks from the 18th century. Relax with modern amenities and unwind in a dreamy bathtub.

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As an added bonus the hotel features a restaurant and a bar for when you want to spend a night in. Restaurante Arbequina uses traditional ingredients that were used by the Romans and the Arabians. The guaranteed flavour of this restaurant will have you adding this to you memory books when you get home from your trip. Escape from it all at the Bodyna spa where ancient techniques and natural products are used to revitalise the mind and body.

What to do:

Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs

Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos), picturesque gardens are the perfect place to unwind and go for a stroll. The current gardens were formed in the middle of the twentieth century and feature fountains and pools.

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Wander the castle that sits with perfect views of the gardens. Uncover history in the museum and learn about those who once called this place home. Construction began on the current towers in 1328. You can climb to the top and take in the views of this beautiful city. This is something not to be missed!

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Admission will only set you back a very small 4 euros fifty.

Mezquita

The Mezquita in Cordoba has to be one of the most beautifully architectural sites you will see. Essentially the Mezquita is a church that was transferred to a mosque in the year 784. When Cordoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 the building was again transformed but this time to represent a Roman Catholic church and to this day it remains. The building represents a collection of different religions as they each made their stamp on history. You’ll find it to be one of the more popular attractions in Cordoba so get in early to miss the crowds.

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Where to eat:

Patio de la Juderia

Patio de la Juderia is one of those places you will never forget and we speak from experience. You’ll find this hidden gem as you walk through streets of white buildings decorated with brightly coloured flowers. The man on the door might invite you in or persuade you by telling you how amazing the food tastes. He’s not lying, you’d be missing out if you didn’t eat here. Enjoy a real taste of Spain and watch flamenco dancers take the stage, listen to the guitar as you sip on a glass of wine and fall in love with all that is the Spanish culture.

This intimate setting will make you feel like you’re in the heart of Spain. Whether you get fish, chicken or whatever else you may feel like, the food is incredible and what better time to share such an experience than on your honeymoon with your one and only.
 
Ms Polka Dot says: History, views, good food and great hotels – what more could you want. Tapas anyone?

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