Visit to the Historic Mezquita, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Spain

Visiting historic places like Cordoba was truly a great experience for me! I never  thought  my dream to visit  this city will  come true!  Indeed,  I  was there and  explored the city! There was an unexplainable happiness especially when I went inside this famous Mezquita, also known as the Great Mosque of  Cordova.

First of all, let me introduce Cordoba. It is a city situated in the center of Andalucia in Spain.  The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river.  It  is a beautiful city with a great cultural reference point in Europe. If you want to explore a mixture of diverse cultures, this city is perfect to visit. The ancient city of Cordoba is declared a World Heritage Site.

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The interior columns and arches of the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain.

It was almost two years now  since I visited Cordoba. Thanks to my friend, Joy  who accompanied me in that 7-day trip in Spain particularly in the region of Aldalucia. Or else, I won’t be able to visit it because I have to pay an expensive extra charge if I will be alone in a hotel-room.

One of the sights we visited in Cordoba  was Mezquita, also known as the Great Mosque of Cordoba. This architecture is truly amazing especially if you will see and explore  its interior. The Mosque is a medieval Islamic mosque that was converted into a Catholic Christian cathedral. It is regarded as the one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture. It simply reflects  the city’s prominent place in the Islamic world during medieval times.

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The exterior of the Mezquita, also known in Spanish as Mezquita–catedral de Córdoba or Mezquita de Córdoba.

The tour inside the Mezquita was already included in our 7-day holiday package. Our tour guide showed us the interior of this great building.  He was explaining the history of the Mosque which I truly found very interesting. I can  only nod my head witnessing the beauty and grandeur of this Cathedral.  It is truly worth your time to go inside.

The construction of this building started in 786 as a mosque. It was  was expanded several times under Cordoba’s Muslim rule while still remaining largely true to the original design. Following the Christian Reconquista of Cordoba in 1236, work immediately went underway to convert the building to a church, and four centuries later a cathedral at the center of the building was constructed, though not without controversy as it significantly altered the space. Today, despite the presence of the cathedral, most of the original mosque structure remains remarkably well-preserved.

I can stay  the whole day inside this building  looking to its beautiful architecture. Sad  to say,  I have to go with the group to explore the other sights of Cordoba.  Seeing alone this amazing  building already paid-off  my 7-day trip in Spain.

I am a lucky individual witnessing such historic  building in Spain. I always say, if I will  have  the chance again to visit this place in the future, I will surely do! Cordoba over-all is indeed a  wonderful city worth to visit in Spain.

 

2 Responses to “Visit to the Historic Mezquita, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Spain”

  1. Chubskulit Rose Says:

    Spain is a place I could love to visit if given a chance.

  2. Liz Says:

    Dream place ko talaga ang Spain. Hope I can visit someday.

 

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