Today is Monday, September 24, 2018, it is the 10th day of a 15 day tour of Spain. Spain has not disappointed, it has been an amazing historically, architectural masterpiece. Each day I tell myself, how can it get any better - but each Region we have visited in Spain offers more great art and architecture.
The Great Mosque in Cordoba, started in 785 by Abd al-Rahman II, the building is a temple and monument.
The largest mosque in the world
It was a revolutionary structure of its time
There are 850 columns in total
The effect of the sunlight
filters to the halls
The sheer scale, colors and architectural details are visually overwhelming
It is commonly believed that the site of the Mosque-Cathedral was originally a Christian church
The combination of typical Mosque architecture with Christian symbols is impressive.
Christian and Islamic influences coexist throughout this complex building.
In the middle of the Mezquita you’ll discover the Renaissance chancel
and majestic choir stalls.
The Mezquita Bell tower, The Torre de Alminar is 93m high and was built on the site of the original minaret.
The Roman Bridge of Cordoba
built in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river
Easy walk across the bridge
View from the side
There is still a “Jewish Quarter” in Córdoba, which includes a medieval synagogue
Maimonides, the great 12h Century Jewish scholar and physician, was from Cordoba.
Patio and Courtyard, cobbled streets and flower pots
In May of each year, Festival Cordoba
There are many patios and courtyards filled with
colorful flowers, stone mosaics and ceramic decorations
We are here in September, but there are still many colorful patios to be seen.
We had a wonderful day in Cordoba, who knew a great Moorish City and home to the Mesquita would be so interesting, spectacular and amazing.
Gate 1 - Dani Pipano
Travel Guide: Carmen Martin