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Before entering, we learnt that the Muslims are not allowed anymore to have any religious ceremonies inside this monument, which has been used by several religious ? over time. Furthermore the city-council had recently decided that it should only be referred to as the Cathedral and no reference to the Mosque! Where has the christian tolerance gone? Why is the freedom of expression disappearing? Once inside, having admired the Minaret ...
... to be considered one of the pinnacles of Moorish architecture. When Catholic Spain conquered Cordoba in the 13th century, the kings actually preserved the mosque. Rather than knocking it down to construct a cathedral, they turned the mosque into the city's cathedral, adding various Catholic elements over the next several centuries (e.g. turning the minaret into a bell tower, building a soaring Renaissance nave, making archways into ...
... christina, and Maria Victoria went out for lunch. i dont remember the name of the place we ate, but they had authentic salsa and i was famished so i enjoyed it. After that, we went around and hung out at a park. Not something i would really do at my home with my friends, but who am i to judge? so i took the opportunity to act like a 6 year old and i played on the swing set and the teetor totter. Ana had english academy, so i went with friends to the ...
... himself admitted that the church being built right in the middle of this wonderful Islamic palace was a bit of a mistake, and that's coming from the man who commissioned it be built in the first place!
We continued walking around the Mezquita before having a quick stroll around the town centre, noticing that every single shop in town was closed due to today being a national holiday in Spain. We returned to ...
... out as a christian church but was torn down during the Islamic invasion in 785AD.. and they began building a mosque which as unknown at the time was to become a building which was the most important sanctuary of Western Islam!! However in 1236, King Ferdinand III came to power meaning that the mosque was taken over..and returned to christian faith!!! It is an incredible building.. the interior is full of red and white stone arches that are based from ...