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.
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.
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.