Mezquita de Córdoba

The Mezquita de Córdoba, or the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is a magical place.  A national monument,  world heritage site and a site of outstanding universal value.   A great example of moorish architecture and simply a breathtaking building.

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If you are an early bird (not difficult with two small children) and arrive from 08.30-09.30am you are allowed into the Mezquita for free.

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The Mezquita de Córdoba began as a small Christian Visigoth basilica, When the Muslims conquered Spain in 711 the church was shared by both religions for over 70 years until the site was rebuilt into the Grand Mosque of Córdoba.

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When Córdoba was again ruled by Christians in 1236, the Mezquita de Córdoba reinvented itself, as a small renaissance catholic church was built in the centre of the site.  A complete juxtaposition of architectural styles and religions that somehow coexist and work together in perfect harmony.

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We are visiting Córdoba for Paul’s birthday, what an amazing place to celebrate!  New blog post all about the city of Córdoba to follow soon.

Photalife

19 Comments Add yours

  1. What a beautiful place to visit – such wonderful architecture and I love the light shining through the window in the last shot.

    1. Thanks, a really beautiful building. Apparently there are approx 1000 of those two coloured double arches inside!

  2. Coombe Mill says:

    What an amazing building, I would love to visit

    1. Thanks, it’s a must see. Cordoba has a lot to offer

  3. Stunning shots, I would love to visit

    1. Thanks, there are so many photo opportunities in the Mezquita. Well worth a visit

  4. Wow what an incredible looking building.

    Thank you for linking up

    1. I would highly recommend a visit. Thanks for hosting this

  5. This is on my bucket list, it’s such an amazing place. Loved the first 2 shots most, doors are such good subjects to photograph especially when huge like this! #mysundayphoto

    1. Thanks, amazing place. That door is huge. Those lion door knockers are at full arms length up from the floor

  6. Tara says:

    It looks like an amazing place to visit and your photos totally capture the magical feel. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thank you, it has a magical feel to it. Hope you get to visit it one day

  7. bavariansojourn says:

    It looks so beautiful! I love your photographs, have added it to my list! #sundayphoto

    1. Thanks. It’s a beautiful place. You will see beauty in the unbelievably complex designs and in the simplicity too.

  8. Emma T says:

    That’s a spectacular building. Looks gorgeous

    1. Thanks, it’s so spectacular to see the Muslim and Christian styles merged together and it has a great courtyard of oranges too.

  9. It’s a stunning place isn’t it, one of my favourites #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thank you. It is really stunning. I can see why it would be a favorite ! The jewel in the city of Cordoba .

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