When we had viewed all the principal sites in Granada, we proceeded to our next great and very
important stop on the journey through Spain, concretely, Andalusia.That had been the glorious Cordoba, the city in the southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The great, ancient cultures, as the Iberian and the Roman, were the witnesses and active participants to or in its tremendous development in the old times, i.e. before Christ. In the postclassical period ( Middle Ages), Cordoba became the capital of an Islamic caliphate. You can see everywhere, when You find Yourself within the formerly walls of the city, the remnants or reminders of architectural acting, either from Iberian civilization or Roman culture, during the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.But the most significant reminder is that of Islamic rule, i.e. Caliphate of Cordoba and it was the central place for all Iberian Peninsula.
As in Granada, here we also had during the past centuries, the tolerance of Muslim society toward the Christian and Jewish minorities.
Naturally, by all means, the most impressive complex of buildings and pertainings paths and alleys of orange trees, is the gorgeous Mezquita de Cordoba or Cathedral of Cordoba. It is located between the Calle Torrijos and Calle de La Grada Rodonda, in the proximity of the big river of Spain, the Rio Guadalquivir.
When You enter inside,You instantly get astonished by its huge hall with plenty of arcades and columns, that support the dome. In fact, there are in total 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble and granit.Coloured in the bright red, white, golden yellow color and also the arcades, they appear as some formidable decoration, beside their static role, for some incredible foyer of the grandiose theatre. On the walls, among the windows, is applied the stunning work of the omnipresent in Islamic world,the arabesques, as well on some arcades ,that come above these red-white principal arcades.
You also can't pass,without seeing them, beside the elements of Catholic Christian Cathedral, that is converted from Islamic mosque, as the Chapel in the Mosque, the Woodwork in the Choir,
the Organ,the Poly-lobed arches, that occur completely as, and they really are, the Christian and in the end, very interesting figure of St.James, the Moor Slayer.
Also, as always presented or existed part of Mosque, there is one Minaret with adjoined, the Bell Tower. And of course, not to miss as very important part of every mosque, there is a Mihrab, a niche for praying, that points towards the direction of Mecca.
Definitely, one of my most loved edifices, I've seen in the world, until now.
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