Southern Spain Adventure: Córdoba

We finished with the Alhambra just around lunch time & took a little tourist ‘train’ around the city of Granada. Then we drove to Córdoba & got into the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba (which is also called the Mezquita) with just enough time to see it before it closed!

The clock tower at the Mezquita

Inside the Mezquita (sorry for the poor quality – it was quite dark inside & hard to take pictures)

The mosque portion of the mezquita

The light was beautiful!

After the ‘christians’ conquered the area a cathedral was built inside of the mosque. (For those interested in history, the mosque was built between the 700s & 900s and the cathedral was built sometime after 1236)

Here you can see the muslim arches & the mosque fading in the background & the cathedral rising up. 

One of the doors on the outside of the mezquita

We saw our first Holy Week processional. This one was tame in comparison to what we saw the next day in Seville!!


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