My Pictures of Cordoba

A day in Cordoba, which is near Sevilla in southern Spain.

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A statue of Seneca, a famous Roman writer and historian, who was actually Spanish, born in this Roman city, and lived most of his life in Spain.
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The Cathedral of Cordoba, which was also built out of a former mosque, in fact it is often called the "Mosquita" - little mosque. (The Mosque was actually built over the early Christian basilica of St. Vincent.)
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Within the current tower (16-17th century) are the remains of the mosque's old minaret. The Mosque was one of the first and foremost Islamic monuments in the West, primarily constructed from the 8th to 10th century.
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The incredible columns and capitals of the original mosque fill the inside of the Cathedral.
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The Renaissance cupola with baroque vault was added in the 16-17th centuries.
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View of the main transept above the choir.
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In the Cathedral treasury, a spectacular processional monstrance used for Corpus Christi which dates to 1518.
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The Islamic architecture and history is present throughout the Cathedral. The mosaic here in praise of the caliph dates from 965.
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A plaque to the 44 diocesan priests who died in the Spanish revolutionary war (1936-39) - a very common sight throughout Spain, where thousands died for the faith during the revolution.
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Here I am, on the 1st century Roman bridge leading into the city, with the Cathedral in the background.
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In a museum of art, a picture of St. Thomas receiving his inspiration from the crucifix.
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Ruins of an ancient roman temple in the city.
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A Roman mausoleum reminds us of the former colony.

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