The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

The Mezquita-Catedral is quite spectacular a literal and figurative clash of cultures. A serene open mosque, sunlight streaming in from all 4 sides, was raped architecturally when invading and conquering Christians, constructed not one but two cathedrals inside the open plan mosque, bricking up the huge open gates from the adjacent garden. It is still something at which to marvel.

This is the bell tower of the cathedral which was constructed around the minaret tower of the mosque, so to completely hide it.

Part of the mosque

The Christian cathedral within the walls of the mosque

Beautiful mosaic tiles surround the arches

A panorama of the organ adorning both sides of the knave

Córdoba

After a bus and Very Fast Train from Granada, we arrived at Cordoba. Here are s few photos in the early morning, whilst the typical local is till fast asleep, having probably gone to bed around 2am