Andalusia: a spectacle of form, colour and pattern
Spring is a great time to visit Andalusia and it is about as exotic a place as you can find without leaving Europe. With only a week at our disposal we limited our visit to the two cities of Cordoba and Seville and then a brief trip to the Coto de Doñana national park.
The Moorish influence on this part of Spain means that abstract forms, geometric pattern and bold colour dominate its historic architecture. The twelve-hundred-year-old Mezquita dominates the old part of Cordoba and inside it is a forest of pillars supporting beautiful arches of red and white striped patterns.