Luna de Cristal
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... Last week Córdoba celebrated its annual Patio Flower Festival. The flowers are a little bit sunburnt because they have had extreme heat here as well but still beautiful to look at. We visited the oldest remaining Jewish synagogue in Spanish and read about the interesting relationship between the Islamic, Christian and Judaism religions which co-existed here in Cordobas historical past. More on this later. Back to the hotel late after our daily ...
Hello, today I went to the cathedral which is right in Cordoba and is really one of the main attractions. It has a. Wry interesting and unusual history. Christians haven't always been the nicest of people as was witnessed here in Cordoba. What is now a cathedral was once the most important mosque. Actually considered to be the most important sanctuary of western Islam.
The history goes something like this...the Muslims came to town and destroyed ...
... went into a world of far gone days.. Originally Cordoba was a Roman camp. Cordoba was the last point where ships could
navigate the river.
The Cathedral has quite the history.
It originally was a Catholic Christian church built by the Visigoths but
destroyed by the Moors in 785 AD, although it was later converted to an Islamic
mosque in the Middle Ages after the Reconquista, it ...
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Anyway, once out of the shops we went back the long way through the suburbs passing church after church and park after park. At every turn we seemed to find something interesting to look at, the highlight being a bunch of vending machines offering all manner of things from sex dice to cheeseburgers. We ended up walking for about 2 hours before getting back just before it got dark around ...
... was just as brilliant if not more so than our previous travels. It began as a Visigoth Catholic church and then an Islamic mosque before converting back to a Catholic place of worship as it is today. What sets it aparts are the unique arches and pillars throughout the entire floor plan that borrow from both eras. Then around the perimeter and towards the center were the familiar altars and statued saints we have been accustomed to seeing in these churches. ...