A Must-See in Cordoba – The Mezquita

We usually stay away from touristic places, but the Mezquita in Cordoba is too magnificent to skip.

Anyway, Lars and I arrived there early in the morning of a hot day in August.

What does Wikipedia have to say about this architectural gem?

According to a traditional account, a small Visigoth church, the Catholic Basilica of Saint Vincent of Lérins, originally stood on the site.[10][11][12] In 784 Abd al-Rahman I ordered construction of the Great Mosque, which was considerably expanded by later Muslim rulers. Córdoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 during the Reconquista, and the building was converted to a Roman Catholic church, culminating in the insertion of a Renaissance cathedral nave in the 16th century.[13][14]

I had been here before when I was still in my twenties, but I had forgotten how breathtaking the Mezquita  was. For Lars, on the other hand, it was his first visit.

Take your time to admire – and photograph – all the details!

One last look…

Check out the official website of the Mezquita; it has a lot of practical information.

In our next post, we will take you on our foodie adventures in Cordoba. Not to be read on an empty stomach!


  • pedmar10 March 30, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Actually as it is part of my history, there was a Visigoth Catholic Church since 572 there Basilica of San Vicente ordered by king Recaredo. The Muslim came in 711 and built the mezquita on it taken away all of the Church. The reconquest came in 1236 in Cordoba I total reconquest in Granada in 1492. Spain was Christian before that is why it is call the re conquest or reconquista period.

  • unclerave March 31, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Gorgeous! — YUR

    • Ingrid D. April 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Indeed! I am happy I saw it again.

  • Isobel March 31, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    So intricate.

    • Ingrid D. April 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      I am happy I took so many pictures so I wouldn’t forget all these beautiful details…


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