Parador de Cordoba
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... of Rick Steve (our iPad travel guide) We took in 'the styles of two great places of worship and pondered how they reflect the differences between Catholic and Islamic aesthetics and psychology;horizontal vs vertical, intimate vs powerful, fear inspiring vs loving, dark vs bright, simple vs elaborate, feeling close to God vs feeling small before God.' Worth thinking about. We then wandered through the narrow streets again marvelling at ...
On our way to our next nights stay in Seville, we stopped to see the marvelous city of Córdoba. Córdoba's history is by and large connected to the Moorish presence for over 700 years. At one point in history, Córdoba was one of the Moorish capitals, so they built a mosque that could accommodate around 30,000 Muslims at one time. The building is exquisite, and just like in Toledo, is preserved because of its transformation ...
... and numerous equestrian "guards" dressed in historic costume. The atmosphere was fantastic, with families strolling the grounds together, at least 50 percent of the women sporting traditional garb and vino tinto pouring from barrels at wine booths. Plus the city was hosting a big club soccer game that afternoon, contending for the second division title. We could see the players warming up from the top of our Ferris wheel ride. We could easily ...
... over 20,000 people who would come to prayer in the mosque each day. When the Catholics took over the space they chose to keep much of the mosque's architecture and build a church in the center. It's a very bizarre hybrid and like nothing else I have ever seen. Google it and check out the inside, since we were just "there to pray" I couldn't take pics. I also attached a pic I found online so you can see the overhead view of the church built in the ...
... paintings too. Following lunch, we walked more among the streets and made it to the cathedral( that used to be a meskit. ) First we went in the courtyard. It used to be full of palm trees but when the Christians took over, they changed them to orange trees. What a random thing. But inside the cathedral itself... wow. Inside this immense place if wonder you could loose yourself in amazement and awe.
In cordoba, and the south of Spain, the houses have these courtyards. Very ...