Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba, is a medieval Islamic mosque that was converted into a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century.
It is located in the historic center of Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.
The mosque was originally built in the 8th century during the Islamic rule of Spain and was expanded several times over the centuries. It is famous for its horseshoe arches, intricate geometric patterns, and stunning ornamental decoration.
After the Reconquista, the mosque was converted into a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century, and several chapels and other Christian features were added to the building. Despite the conversion, the mosque's Islamic architecture and decoration have been well-preserved, making it a unique blend of Islamic and Christian styles.
Today, the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can explore the mosque's stunning interior, which features a forest of columns and arches, and the Christian chapels and altars that were added after the conversion. The mosque also houses a museum that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history and architecture of the building.