Mezquita - the Church in the Mosque

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Spain 3 26.12.2009- We departed to Cordoba at 07.30 in the morning, and arrived around 10. We took bus directly In the Andalusia region of southern Spain, still can be found the remnants of the Islamic civilization that once ruled, for example in the Córdoba region.

In the eighth century, the Great Mosque of Córdoba (the Mezquita), which is now also known as the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the architectural pride of Muslims in western countries at that time. This mosque was built above ground after the church of St. Vincent's purchased from the local Christian community before destroyed. Being the most remarkable monuments of the Umayyad dynasty, where the capital of Al-Andalusia was in Cordoba.
This building not only functioned as a religious center, but also a manifestation of social, cultural and political. After "Reconquista" (the takeover of power from Muslim to Christianity) in Spain, the mosque was turned into a church, a Gothic cathedral adding to the middle of the building. Currently the entire building the mosque was used for the Cathedral of the diocese of Córdoba in Spain.

Bus = 1.10 EUR per trip
Ticket Mezquita = 8 EUR
Bus ALSA Cordoba to Granada = 12.52 EUR

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