- The Mosque-Cathedral (1984)
- The Historical quarter (i.e. all the streets and buildings) surrounding it (1994)
- The Courtyards (2012)
It was my great pleasure to explore Cordoba, a living legacy of the different cultures that settled here throughout its history. Today I’m posting twenty selected pictures that I took during our stay in this ancient, unique, and beautiful city.
Pictures 1 to 4 - The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba interior space consists of over 856 columns and red and white, horseshoe and semi-circular arches. The original mosque was built in 786-788. Three subsequent enlargements were completed in 848, 966, and 991.
Pictures 5 & 6 - The Mihrab inside the Mosque-Cathedral with its ornamental plant motifs and rich mosaics from the Byzantine tradition (Tip: Remember to look up):
Pictures 7 & 8 - The Transept built in 1523-1606 as an immense skylight to inundate the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with light (See above tip):
Picture 9 - The Mosque-Cathedral Bell tower as seen from the orange tree courtyard:
Picture 10 - One of the entrances to the Mosque-Cathedral courtyard:
Pictures 11 & 12 - Cordoba’s Alley of the Flowers (Calleja de las Flores) with the blue clay pots and hanging plants:
Picture 13 - A tranquil patio with attractive tile walls seen during our wanderings in Cordoba’s historic centre:
Picture 14 - Generous and delicious breakfast buffet at our 3-star hotel in Cordoba. There were more food and drink stations that I was unable to capture in one picture frame:
Picture 15 - The courtyard at our hotel in Cordoba, a lovely place to enjoy breakfast and/ or to read the newspaper:
Picture 16 - Cordoba’s Fortress of the Christian Kings (Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos):
Pictures 17 & 18 - Cordoba’s Alcazar as seen from its gorgeous gardens:
Picture 19 - Statues of the Kings surrounded by cypress trees at Cordoba’s Alcazar:
Picture 20 - The iron gate at Cordoba’s Alcázar:
I hope you enjoy the pictures. I’ll be posting my pictures from Seville and Gibraltar next. Please feel free to leave a comment. Which picture do you like the most?
You might also like:
Pictures from Madrid and Toledo
Have a wonderful weekend!