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One of Córdoba's many attractions is the Mezquita, the Cathedral of Córdoba. I have previously uploaded photos of the internal details of the cathedral, this is a detail of one of its outer walls.

The Mezquita began life in the year 600 as a Christian church dedicated to St Vincent under the Visigoths. It later became a mediaeval Islamic mosque and was later converted to a Catholic cathedral when the Moors were ousted from rule. At one stage, the church was divided and both Muslims and Christians worshipped here. Now it is exclusively Christian, although many Muslims visit here to pay their respects. The cathedral is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, combining the best of Moorish, Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 400
1/320 seconds
f/10
75mm

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5119 W: 367 N: 10782] (52929)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 23:19
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