Mosque of Cordoba
The old Mosque of Cordoba was converted in the thirteenth century to its current incarnation as Catedral de Santa María de Córdoba,. It is the most important monument of the city and along with the Alhambra of Granada the most important building in Andalucia.
Built in the eighth century on a Visigoth basilica, it was the subject of expansions during the Caliphate of Cordoba, and after the Christian conquest in 1236 was converted into a cathedral. Many changes were made, the most significant and controversial in 1523, when the central part of the ancient prayer room was transformed in the architectural style of the Rennaissance.
At 23,400 square meters, it was the second largest mosque in the world, behind the Mosque of Mecca, only to be met later by the Blue Mosque (Istanbul, 1588) and the Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca, 1993).
The Mosque of Cordoba is one of the most visited tourist sites in the world and has been considered the first of the twelve Spanish treasures.
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