Andalucia November 2000
Don Porter


The crowning glory of Córdoba is the mosque (Mezquita) whose construction began in 785 under Abd ar Rahman I. An earlier Visigoth Christian church was replaced, and some of its columns and capitals were re-used, along with others of Roman and Carthaginian origin. There is a fabulous mihrab (prayer niche). In the centuries of see-sawing, the Christians reconquered and proceeded to construct a cathedral smack in the middle of the mosque, in the 16th century.

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