Photo Album: Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba Spain/13th-Century cathedral

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13th-century cathedral in Mezquita-Catedral of Cordoba Spain

Photo by J. Entrenas - ©2005

Relatively inconspicuous is the original 13th-century cathedral, constructed after the conquest of Cordoba by King Ferdinand nearly 800 years ago, when the site was re-consecrated Christian. It occupies what used to be part of the Al-Hakam II section, along the west wall. In the 16th century, the bishop preferred to move the cathedral to the center of the former mosque and enclose a choir area. Numerous tombs lie in the floor of the original cathedral.

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