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Cordoba is Spain's first imperial capital, it grew to five hundred thousand population in the 9th century and became the seat of the western Islamic Caliphate, in direct competition with Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Within Europe it had no equal other than Constantinople. The parallel between Cordoba and Constantinople is profound: the Great Mosque of Cordoba was turned into a cathedral after Christian conquest, while the Hagia ...
... the tools of the inquisition. The Synagague was very neat. It fell into a state of disrepair during the inquisition, when all of its worshippers were exiled or worse but it wasn't destroyed as were all of the others in Cordoba. It's still quite damaged on the inside, which gives it a pretty unique atmosphere.
I think the lady at our hotel, who was otherwise awesome, oversold the Christ of the Lanterns experience...it was extremely difficult ...
Very impressive - the Christians obviously thought so too - as when they took over the City from the Muslims they left the Mosque virtually complete - they built a new Cathedral in the middle - but you can see they incorporated some of the Islam arches in their designs
A quick stroll around the Jewish area - whitewashed buildings with gaily coloured flowers dangling from balconys
... to do. After a snack, gross men´s bathroom trip (women´s was closed?) and some moral support from home - we waited for the bus to arrive.
After two hours of waiting and meeting some fellow bus riders, we finally boarded the bus (essentially a school bus...with no bathroom -instantly an issue for me). We fought for our seats among the Germans, French, some type of English speakers, and the whole Spanish middle school field trip group.. what better way to get to Madrid than ...
... with people pointing out that it was a community center not a mosque and that there was also a topless bar in the new world trade tower as well (thus that it was far from hallowed ground). At any rate the end result was that I googled Cordoba and what should come up but pictures of cordoba's beautiful mosque/cathedral. The structure was begun as a Visgoth church around the year 600. It was refashioned as a mosque in 784, in 1236 it was ...
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