Córdoba, Spain: Magnificent Mezquita
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Cordoba Cathedral (Mezquita de Cordoba), Andalusia, Spain in HD
Cordoba Cathedral, in the past - Mezquita de Cordoba (The Great Mosque of Cordoba), Andalusia, Spain. Recorded May 2012 in HD with Panasonic TM900.
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Cordoba, Spain Grand Mosque, UNSECO World Heritage Site, La Mezquita, Spain’s most important histo
The Grand Mosque of Córdoba in Spain was chosen the most important historic treasure of Spain in a major Spanish public poll in 2007.
The building is most notable for its vast interior space, with 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite. at one time it contained 1283 columns.
There are nineteen aisles from east to west, and thirty-five from north to south.
You appear to be walking about in the silent depths of a great forest rather than in a building; whichever direction you turn to, your eye strays along rows of columns, which cross each other, and lengthen out endlessly, like marble trees growing from the soil. When you walk in.. you feel transported suddenly into another world… overwhelmed, fascinated, amazed and filled with wonder.
this architecture is like a living thing, with a canopy of flowing curves above you formed by the double rows of crossed arches, like the interlaced branches of great trees.
The double arches were a new introduction to architecture, permitting higher ceilings than would otherwise be possible with relatively low columns. The double arches consist of a lower horseshoe arch and an upper semi-circular arch. The full height of the ceiling is able to reach 35 ft.
It was once lighted by more then ten thousand gold, silver and bronze lamps, suspended from the ceiling,
There was originally a Roman temple dedicated to Janus on this site, then a Catholic Christian church built by the Visigoths.
When Muslims conquered Spain in 711, the church was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves, each party worshipping in its respective portion, because the Moors never denied religious liberty to the conquered people. They maintained a harmony between cultures in those days. Seventy years later, the Moors purchased the other half from the Christians and then demolished the entire building, in order to build the grand mosque of Córdoba. A beautiful gilded dome soars high over the Maksoureh, an anteroom for the caliph and his court in front of the mihrab
The mosque underwent numerous subsequent changes and reached its current dimensions in the year 987 with the completion of the outer naves and courtyard.
Construction of the mosque employed thousands of artisans and labourers, over hundreds of years. Moorish kings could afford this because the were greatly enriched by the acquisition of the valuable mines of Iberia, the quarries of marble, and other sources of wealth.
It became the second biggest mosque in size, after the Holy Mosque in Mecca,
The main hall of the mosque was used for a variety of purposes. It served as a central Prayer hall for personal devotion, the five daily Muslim prayers and the special Friday prayers. It also would have served as a hall for teaching and for Sharia Law cases
The edifice also has a richly gilded prayer niche or mihrab. The mihrab is a masterpiece of architectural art, with geometric and flowing designs of plants.
When Córdoba was taken by King Ferdinand III in I 236, the mosque was reconsecrated as a Christian cathedral,
The kings who followed added further Christian features, but little alteration was made in the original structure. It was in I523 the unfortunate idea possessed the bishop, to build a new church in the middle of the Mohammedan temple.
columns were pulled down, the larchwood ceiling was destroyed, and the Christian church was built, very Spanish in its large proportions and wealth of ornament.
Charles V You have built here what you, or any one, might have built anywhere else ; but you have destroyed what was unique in the world.
There are historical and cultural reasons why such an amazing building was constructed and has survived for a 1,000 years. Córdoba has always been a very important place. Even today is has the largest urban area in the world declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
2,000 years ago at the time of Julius Caesar, Córdoba was the capital of the Roman province of Hispania Ulterior. With the fall of Rome it was conquered by the Visigoths and then it was conquered by invading Islamic armies in the eighth century.
Córdoba became the capital of the Islamic Emirate including most of the Iberian Peninsula.
It has been estimated that in the 10th century Córdoba was the world's biggest city, and for several centuries was one of the most advanced cities in the world -- a great center of culture, politics, and finance.
Córdoba had 3,000 mosques, splendid palaces, 300 public baths, medical schools, universities and what was then the largest library in the world, housing from 400,000 to 1,000,000 volumes. it had also become a center for education under its Islamic rulers.
Mezquita CORDOBA | Cathedral within a Mosque in Andalusia - Spain
Mezquita CORDOBA | Amazing UNESCO World Heritage | Cathedral within a Mosque in Andalusia - Spain
Hi, welcome to my vlog about daytrip in Cordoba. I ride Renfe train from Madrid and spent a day to visit Mesquita Cathedral Cordoba. In the afternoon I ride Alsa bus to go to Granada
and walking tour Alhambra an amazing Islamic palace.
Mezquita or the Córdoba Mosque is a cathedral in Spain that was once a mosque. During the reign of Islam in Spain Córdoba was the capital of Spain under the Umayyad dynasty.
After the Reconquista in 12 or the Conquest of Spain by Christians, this building was converted into a church with a gothic cathedral that was inserted into the center of this Moorish architecture building. Now the whole building is used as a Córdoba diocese cathedral in Spain.
The site of the Cordoba Mosque was originally the location of a Catholic church built by the Visigoths. Caliph Abdurrahman I of the Umayyad Dynasty built it with the Mosque of Cordoba in its former area in 787. Its construction continued to be carried out by its successor caliphs.
During the Umayyad government, Cordoba became the capital of Spain under the rule of the Islamic caliphate and was famous in Europe. Cordoba at that time was also known as the center of science.
Please watch my vlog tour Alhambra Granada an Islamic Palace in Andalusia Spain
Mezquita atau Masjid Córdoba ialah sebuah katedral di Spanyol yang dahulu merupakan sebuah masjid. Pada masa kekuasaan Islam di Spanyol Córdoba adalah ibu kota Spanyol di bawah pemerintahan dinasti Umayyah.
Setelah Reconquista tahun 12atau Penaklukkan Kembali Spanyol oleh kaum Kristen, gedung ini diubah fungsi menjadi sebuah gereja dengan katedral gotik yang dimasukkan ke tengah gedung berarsitektur Moor ini. Sekarang keseluruhan gedung dipakai sebagai gedung katedral diosese Córdoba di Spanyol.
Situs Masjid Cordoba aslinya merupakan lokasi gereja Katolik yang dibangun oleh bangsa Visigoth. Khalifah Abdurrahman I dari Dinasti Umayyah membangunnya dengan Masjid Cordoba di wilayah bekasnya pada tahun 787. Pembangunannya terus dilakukan oleh khalifah-khalifah penerusnya.
Pada saat pemerintahan Umayyah, Cordoba menjadi ibu kota Spanyol di bawah pemerintahan khalifah Islam dan terkenal di Eropa. Cordoba pada saat itu juga dikenal sebagai pusat ilmu pengetahuan.
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba Spain
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Mezquita Catedral de Cordoba (Cordoba Mosque and Cathedral), Andalusia, Spain
Inside and outside of the beautiful Mosque turned into a Cathedral.
Mezquita, Catedral de Cordoba - Spain 4K Travel Channel
The Mezquita is a worldwide unique architectural monument. The word Mezquita comes from the Arabian and means mosque. It was built 784 by Abd ar-Rahman I, the first Umayyad Emir of Cordoba. It had repeatedly been extended, first by Abd ar-Rahman II, then from Abd ar-Rahman III, of Al-Hakam II and the vizier Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Amir, until they reached an area of 23,000 m².
The Mezquita was one of the largest mosques in the world.
In 1236, Ferdinand III of Castile reconquered Cordoba from the Moors and the Mezquita was converted into a Christian church. In 1523, Don Alonso Manrique built a church in the middle of the mosque, against the resistance of the town council. Even today, it acts like a foreign body in the huge prayer hall, which is spanned by numerous arches resting on 856 pillars.
The construction was justified by the fact that a Christian church, namely the Visigothic Saint Vincent Basilica, was already located at this point before the construction of the mosque. However before that, a Roman temple was on the same site.
Particularly artfully designed is the entrance to the Mihrab, the prayer room. A small portion of the original masonry of the mosque is still visible in the back part.
An old clockwork can be seen next to tombstones.
But regardless of all religion, it is an exceptionally impressive building. Thus it is not surprising that the Mezquita belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1984.
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Die Mezquita ist ein weltweit einzigartiges Architektur-Monument. Das Wort Mezquita stammt aus dem arabischen und bedeutet Moschee. Erbaut wurde sie 784 von Abd ar-Rahman I, dem ersten umayyadischen Emir von Cordoba. Immer wieder wurde sie erweitert, zuerst von Abd ar-Rahman II, dann von Abd ar-Rahman III , von Al-Hakam II und dem Wesir Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Amir, bis sie eine Ausdehnung von 23000 m² erreichte.
Damit war sie eine der größten Moscheen weltweit.
1236, als Ferdinand III. von Kastilien, Cordoba von den Mauren zurückeroberte, wurde sie in eine christliche Kirche umgewandelt. 1523 wurde unter Don Alonso Manrique, gegen den Widerstand des Stadtrates, eine Kirche in die Mitte der Moschee gebaut. Noch heute wirkt sie wie ein Fremdkörper in der riesigen Gebetshalle, die von zahlreichen Rundbögen überspannt werden, die auf 856 Säulen ruhen.
Begründet wurde der Bau damit, dass sich vor dem Bau der Moschee an dieser Stelle eine christliche Kirche befand, nämlich die westgotische Kathedrale „St. Vinzenz der Märtyrer“ . Allerdings befand sich davor an gleicher Stelle ein römischer Tempel.
Besonders kunstvoll ausgearbeitet ist der Eingang zur Mihrab, dem Gebetsraum. Im hinteren Teil ist teilweise noch das ursprüngliche Mauerwerk der Moschee sichtbar. Neben Grabtafeln ist noch ein altes Uhrwerk zu sehen.
Doch unabhängig von all der Religion, ist es ein in seiner Art ungemein beeindruckendes Bauwerk. So ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass die Mezquita seit 1984 zu den UNESCO-Welterbestätten gehört.
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Mezquita de Córdoba / Mosque--Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain
Mosque--Cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita--catedral de Córdoba, Mezquita de Córdoba), also called the Mezquita and the Great Mosque of Córdoba, is now a Catholic Christian cathedral and formerly a medieval Islamic mosque. It is located in the Spanish city of Córdoba, Andalusia.
The Cathedral is regarded as the one of the most accomplished monuments of Renaissance and Moorish architecture. Since the early 2000s (decade), Spanish Muslims have lobbied the Roman Catholic Church to allow them to pray in the cathedral. The Muslim campaign has been rejected on multiple occasions, by both Spanish Catholic authorities, and the Vatican.
The mosque and cathedral of Cordoba, Spain - La mezquita catedral de Cordoba
The mosque of Cordoba is one of the most famous monuments in Andalusia and the whole of Spain, dating from the 8th-10th century. In the 13th century use as a christian church began, with no major alterations. In the 16th century a gothic catedral was built in the middle of the mosque, with later baroque additions, giving it the current aspect, a mix of arab/islamic and european/Christian elements.
La mezquita de Cordoba, construida en los siglos VIII-X es uno de los monumentos más importantes no sólo de Andalucía sino de toda España. En el siglo XIII se empezó a usar como iglesia cristiana sin grandes modificaciones. En el siglo XVI se construyo una catedral gótica en el centro de la mezquita, con añadidos barrocos, que ha dado a la mezquita su aspecto actual, con mezcla de elementos árabes/islámicos y europeos/cristianos.
MEZQUITA DE CORDOBA (CORDOBA MOSQUE CATHEDRAL) ANDALUSIA, SPAIN
Mezquita de Cordoba , also known as The Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba (located in Andalusia, Spain) is a Catholic Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Marry (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption). The site where Mezquita de Cordoba is located initially hosted a Christian church dedicated to Saint Vincent The Third which was divided and shared by Muslims and Christians after the Islamic conquest of the Visigothic kingdom. The sharing agreement of the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba lasted until 784 when Emir Abd al-Rahman I demolished the original structure and build the grand mosque of cordoba on its ground. Mequita de Cordoba help a place of importance in the Islamic community and it was used for prayer and religious education for three centuries. In 1236 Cordoba returned to Christian rule in 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. Source: Wikipedia
Visiting Mezquita de Cordoba costs €10 per person, although children can go in for only €5. The Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba is a UNESCO World Heritage Site worth visiting if you visit the area.
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Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba patrimonio de la Unesco
La Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba, declarada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, es el resultado de diversas actuaciones: la basílica de la época visigoda, la mezquita musulmana que se comenzó a construir en 786 y que fue objeto de varias ampliaciones y en 1238, tras la Reconquista, se reconvierte a una catedral católica. El 14 de julio de 1523 se empezó la construcción de la basílica renacentista de estilo plateresco. La nueva nave estuvo al cargo del arquitecto Hernán Ruiz, el Viejo. Hoy constituye el monumento más importante de Córdoba, y de toda la arquitectura andalusí. Está declarado Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC) en la categoría de Monumento y es también uno de los espacios turísticos más visitados de Andalucía.
[Programa Andalucía Directo, 27 de febrero de 2012, Canal Sur Televisión].
1984: 2 de noviembre. La UNESCO declara a la Mezquita de Córdoba y Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad en la ciudad de Buenos Aires y fue inscrita con el número 313.
1994: 17 de diciembre de 1994 la UNESCO amplía amplió la declaración anterior a todo el Centro Histórico de Córdoba que se inscribe con el número 313 bis.
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The Mezquita in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain
The endless arches of the Mezquita in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain. A remarkable sight and very difficult to comprehend how the place was built with the tools available in the 11th century.
Visit the Spanish Cathedral Within a Mosque
In Córdoba, Spain, the Mezquita stands as a house of many faiths, a site of religious significance for Catholics and Muslims alike. Originally dedicated to the Roman God, Janus, the temple was later transformed into a mosque as Córdoba came under Moorish rule. Nearly five hundred years later, as the town was conquered by Christians, the Mezquita was once more converted into a church. Four centuries later, a cathedral was constructed within the center of the structure, becoming a home for Córdoba’s practicing Roman Catholics. Today, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, millions of tourists flock from all over the world to tour the awe-inspiring artistry and Islamic architecture.
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Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba, the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba encapsulates Spain's own history. In 710 Umayyad Moslems conquered the Iberian Peninsula; Chrisians eventually pushed back and retook the peninsula after almost 800 years of Moslem presence on the peninsula.
In Cordoba, a Christian church was divided between Christians and Moslems after the Moslems took over. About 70 years later, a Moslem emir bought the Christian half, razed the entire structure and built the Great Mosque of Cordoba on the site by 784.
Christians regained control over Cordoba in 1236, and converted the mosque to a Roman Catholic church, making some changes but retaining most elements of its Moorish architecture.
Today it is officially known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, but it is commonly referred to as the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba or the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Although Spanish Muslims have sought permission to pray here, to date the Catholic Church has turned down this request.
The Photos (in order)
S08A0812 - The bell tower, seen from the Court of Oranges
S08A0820 - The Court of Oranges
S08A0803 - Puerta de San Ildefonso
S08A0823 - Details of one of the arches
S08A0857 - The mosque-cathedral features a hall that includes 856 of these columns; these were built from pieces of a Roman temple and other Roman ruins in the area
S08A0839 - Capilla de la Concepcion, the Chapel of the Conception
S08A0864 - The treasure of Capilla Teresa, the Chapel of St. Teresa
S08A0868 - The transept
A Walk Through the Cathedral At Cordoba - La Mezquita, Spain
The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba), also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita de Córdoba) and the Mesquita, whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is the Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Córdoba dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. The structure is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.
The site was originally a small temple of Christian Visigoth origin, the Catholic Basilica of Saint Vincent of Lérins. When Muslims conquered Spain in 711, the church was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves. This sharing arrangement of the site lasted until 784, when the Christian half was purchased by the Emir 'Abd al-Rahman I, who then proceeded to demolish the original structure and build the grand mosque of Córdoba on its ground. 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.
Since the early 2000s, Spanish Muslims have lobbied the Roman Catholic Church to allow them to pray in the cathedral. This Muslim campaign has been rejected on multiple occasions, both by the church authorities in Spain and by the Vatican.
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Spain - Cordoba - La Mezquita-Catedral
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