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Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

  • Address
    Cardenal Herrero St. 1, 14003. Cordoba, Spain.
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • What to see
    Cloister of the Orange trees, bell tower, Visigothic basilica, Royal Chapel


Built on a previous Christian basilica, it was ordered to be built by Abderramán I in the year 785, when Córdoba was the capital of Al-Andalus. Later enlarged by Abderramán III and Almanzor among others, after the Christian Reconquest it was converted into a cathedral and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

It is one of the most beautiful existing Islamic buildings and one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain. It contains a “forest” of more than 800 granite, jade and porphyry columns, with a beautifully decorated mihrab. Also noteworthy is the Villaviciosa Chapel, with its arches, the patio called Los Naranjos, and the bell tower, the former minaret of the mosque. Inside the building, a Gothic-style nave was built, the Royal Chapel. Its twenty doors must also be highlighted.


Photo Credit
CC – Wikipedia

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