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"The Mezquita of Cordoba, (the..." Cathedral / Mosque Tip by Kozzmozz

Cathedral / Mosque, Córdoba: 133 reviews and 321 photos


The Mezquita of Cordoba, (the old mosque)
Cordoba was the capital of al-Andalus, the highly civilized Arab state in southern Spain. During those days the city was dubbed the 'Athens of the West'. The most important sight of Cordoba is without doubt the Mezquita; a mosque converted into a cathedral in a rather brutal way. When Emperor Charles the V visited Cordoba and saw how the old mosque, famous around the world, had been made into a cathedral he is supposed to have scolded the architects.

Address: In the city-centre.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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