About Mezquita of Cordoba
The Mezquita of Cordoba is a must see magnificent 8th century Moorish mosque (with Christian chapels inside). After its initial construction, the Moors added additional elements over the next couple hundred years. Christians recaptured Cordoba in the 13th century, and added chapels and a cathedral to the Mezquita. Fortunately this construction did not destroy the Mezquita.
The interior of the Mezquita is quite dim, adding to the effect of the sight. Some of the most impressive aspects of the Mezquita are the multitudes of red and white striped arches, as well as the 850-odd sculpted stone pillars.
First To Review: Kris S.
Jul 7, 2008
Córdoba es uno de los sitios con más esencia en España. "La calle de enmedio" es el ejemplo de un laberinto de calles estrechas con sus pequeñas casas adornadas casi en su totalidad por exquisitos jardines interiores, algunos de ellos escalando por las paredes. La mezquita es sin lugar a dudas, un lugar de extrema magia. Plazas en las que se improvisa el canto jondo y color a tierra. Es sin más uno de mis lugares favoritos!
Aug 11, 2008
The Mezquita: It is a Mosque, which contains columns that date back to the Roman and Visogoth periods, was primary constructed during the Umayyad period (its construction started in 784), and was converted to a Cathedral after the Reconquista.
Very beautiful place. I have visited several times, don't miss it...
Aug 25, 2008
This building used to be a mosque until it was converted into a cathedral. The inside is beautiful. I recommend this site to people who are interested in the Moorish cultural influence in Spain. If you are not interested in this subject, you should at least go to Granada and see the Alhambra.
Aug 26, 2008
One of the most fantastic buildings in the world. This old mosque turned church after the "reconquista" is filled with hundreds of pillars from different places and times. Even antique greek and roman pillars. A must for anyone travelling in southern Spain.