Mosque

YEAH CORDOBA!

We took the car and drove to Cordoba to see the awesome Mosque. Or Mezquite / Catedral. And we decided to just go and do it, no bookings or anything -  after all when I was in Andalusia 25 years ago we just drove everywhere and found little family run hotels and always found room. 

And we found just that - like five minutes from everything on foot. Yeah Cordoba!

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For those who don't know the story - there has been a mosque, no a Catholic church, no a mosque, no a Catholic church in this location for a loooooong time. And so there are this Mosque and a Catholic Church in Cordoba. In the same building.

For those who don't know the story - there has been a mosque, no a Catholic church, no a mosque, no a Catholic church in this location for a loooooong time. And so there are this Mosque and a Catholic Church in Cordoba. In the same building.

A cool spot on the outside.    

A cool spot on the outside. 

 

Inside. These arches have long since become the symbol of Cordoba.    

Inside. These arches have long since become the symbol of Cordoba. 

 

Beautiful decorations in the mosque part. 

Beautiful decorations in the mosque part. 

This here is a vertical interior panorama to show the height of the cathedral. Lili took this picture! 

This here is a vertical interior panorama to show the height of the cathedral. Lili took this picture! 

We climbed the bell tower! 

We climbed the bell tower! 

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Here is the fabulous inner courtyard - Patio de los Naranjas - from above. Guadalquivir river in the background. 

Here is the fabulous inner courtyard - Patio de los Naranjas - from above. Guadalquivir river in the background. 

This picture of the roof really tells the story - the cathedral is built right smack inside the mosque. As if we needed further proof that architects of the past had real cojones.

This picture of the roof really tells the story - the cathedral is built right smack inside the mosque. As if we needed further proof that architects of the past had real cojones.

The belltower. Lots of stairs... 

The belltower. Lots of stairs... 

And an exclusive caption for FB readers: this very elegant modern infill building is around the corner. Cordoba had a feria while we were there and many people were decked out in full party / flamenco gear in the street. 

And an exclusive caption for FB readers: this very elegant modern infill building is around the corner. Cordoba had a feria while we were there and many people were decked out in full party / flamenco gear in the street.