A witness of the history of Spain over the past millennium, the Mezquita de Cordoba tells the story of a city in a way that no other building can. In many ways, it embodies the tumultuous past of Spain.
Originally completed in 987, the original mosque was meant to rival the grandest structures in the Islamic world—and we have to say, they definitely accomplished their goal. Even after the reconquest of Cordoba in 1236 (which marks the beginning of the dichotomy of the Mezquita and the city itself), a large part of the original mosque remained intact. That said, even the Christian King Charles V wasn’t entirely pleased with the hybrid look of the nave that was built in the center of the building—it seems he much preferred the original. Even though it’s a little late for architectural take-backsies, this amazing complex’s split look makes for a stunning way to see the tumult of this city’s past.
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