Mezquita-catedral de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

hurch was to be re mosque church, the Mosque of Cordoba illustrates the evolution of Western and Islamic architecture for over 1000 years. Among its more innovative features include some emerging horseshoe arches, one mihrab complex (prayer niche) and a ‘forest’ of 856 columns, many of them recycled from Roman ruins. Its scale reflects the power of Cordoba as the s most cultured European city. Visit Spain. Epic Spain Route © Monika Newbound

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