Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MFS - Strange But True - Places 16

Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Places 16.

The Great Mosque of Córdoba.

The (Great) Mezquita (of Córdoba or Cordova), now known as Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (English: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption) is a Roman Catholic Cathedral originally built as a Mosque on the place (and partly with materials) of what previously had been a Christian Visigothic Church in the Andalusian city of Córdoba, Spain. It is regarded as perhaps the most accomplished monument of the Umayyad dynasty of Córdoba. After the Spanish Reconquista, it was turned into a church, with a Gothic cathedral inserted into the center of the large Moorish building. Today the entire building is used to house the Cathedral of the diocese of Córdoba in Spain.Read more about it on MFS,with 2 videoclips one of them being a 45 minutes footage about the true origin of the church.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed it's beautiful this one too. I wish some day to visit Spain, especialy Barcelona to see the Antoni Gaudi Architecture and find out why his work is so important in Barcelona...

    and after that..maybe I will see Nadal too :))



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