|Views between Granada and Cordoba|
|Left: Entrance to the courtyard.|
This is one of those things you've seen in books all your life and
then...there it is.
Continuing its long tradition of benighted ignorance, the Catholic Church in Spain refuses to allow Muslims to pray here.
Charles V ordered the construction of a cathedral within the mosque, a move
that may have saved it from destruction by the Inquisition. Supposedly, he
was unimpressed with the result, saying "You have taken something
extraordinary and turned it into something ordinary." |
I think it looks pretty nice, and the mosque is so vast that the cathedral is invisible from much of it.
|Left and below: Where the cathedral ends and the mosque begins.|
|Street scence newr the mosque|
|Left and below: Old mill and reconstructed water wheel on the riverbank.|
Below: distant scenes of Cordoba.
Below right: the mosque and cathedral.
Left: old watch tower|
Below: between Cordoba and Ubeda.
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