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Mezquita Cathedral of Córdoba

Mezquita Cathedral of Córdoba
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The city of Córdoba is located in the Spanish Andalusia and is at the same time capital of the equally named province.

 

The roots of the city can be tracked back up until the time before Christ. An Iberian settlement was occupied by the Romans in 169 B.C.. Meanwhile, the town would eventually become the largest and most important city in all of Spain. After the fall of... Read more

last update on Jun 12, 2019
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Description

The Mezquita Cathedral of Córdoba is a Roman Catholic cathedral. The fascination lies in its architecture as this church once used to be a mosque.

History

The mosque was built under Abd ar-Rahman I., the Emir of Córdoba in the year 784 A.D. In the following centuries, Córdoba experienced many political changes which had affected the function of the Mezquita. The mosque had had many phases of reconstructions. In 1236, by recapturing the city under the rule of Ferdinand III. of Castile, the mosque was transformed into a Christian church. The crucial reconstructions had not been viable for more than 200 years and thus the building architecturally still remains reminiscent of a mosque. Only the Habsburg emperor Charles V. gave the order to build the gothic nave of the church in 1523.

Architecture

It is known to be one of the largest religious buildings in the world with its surface area encompassing 23,000 square metres (25,135 square yards). 

How to get there

By public transport

You'll reach the cathedral by taking the bus lines 3 and 7.

The Mezquita is also just a few minutes away from the town centre.

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Contact

Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba
Calle Cardenal Herrero
14003
Córdoba
+34 957 47 05 12
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