Travel Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain Tourist Attractions

The Cathedral and former Mosque of Cordoba, is now a World Heritage Site and the cathedral of the Diocese of Córdoba. The site was originally a pagan temple, then a Visigoth Christian church, before the Umayyad Moors in the first converted the building into a mosque and then build a new mosque on the site.
It is located in the Andalusian city of Cordoba, Spain. The mosque is considered perhaps the most accomplished monument of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. After the Spanish Reconquista, once again became a Roman Catholic church, a cathedral plateresca then inserted into the center of the Moorish building of great size.

Since the 2000s, the Spanish Muslims have pressured the Roman Catholic Church so they can pray in the cathedral. The campaign of the Muslims has been repeatedly rejected by both the Catholic Spanish authorities and the Vatican. In 2010 there was a violent incident in the field.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba occupied an important place among the Islamic community in al-Andalus for three centuries. In Cordoba, the capital, the Grand Mosque was considered the heart and center of attention. For the people of al-Andalus "the beauty of the mosque was so dazzling that defied description."
The main hall of the mosque was used for a variety of purposes. He served as a central hall for teaching and to administer the law and order in al-Andalus during the reign of Abd al-Rahman.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba presented with features and architectural look, similar to the Great Mosque of Damascus, therefore, it is clear that it was used as a model by Abd ar-Rahman for the creation of the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

The building is notable for its giant arches, with 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble and granite. These were made from pieces of a Roman temple, which had previously occupied the site as well as other destroyed Roman buildings, such as the amphitheater of Mérida. The double arches, pictured above, were a new introduction to architecture, and helped support the tremendous weight of the higher ceilings. The double arches have a lower horseshoe arch and an arch top. The famous red and white alternating voussoirs of the arches were inspired by the Dome of the Rock.

They resemble those of the Aachen Cathedral, which were built about the same time. The mosque also features richly gilded prayer niches. A dome in the center comb is decorated tiles with stars. The mihrab is a work of architectural art, with geometric designs and flowing plants. Other highlights are: an open courtyard (sahn) surrounded by galleries, wooden screens, minarets, colorful mosaics, and stained glass windows. The walls of the mosque had inscriptions from the Koran written on them.

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