Mesquita or Kordovsky Cathedral Mosque

The Mesquita or Córdoba Mosque (Spanish: mezquita, “mosque”) is a Roman Catholic cathedral (formerly a mosque) located in the Andalusian city of Cordoba. In the Middle Ages it was the second largest mosque in the world. It is perhaps the most remarkable monument of the Umayyad dynasty. After the Spanish Reconquista it was converted into a church, and some interior details, like columns and arches, were stylistically replaced in the Byzantine way.

Illustrations by James Cavanagh 1816.

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