Traveling to The Mesquite of Cordoba (Mosque of Cordoba) which is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Cordoba, Spain. The Great Mosque of Cordoba was the heart and central of the capital of the Islamic community of Al-Andalus for three centuries (756-1031) .
it is today a World Heritage Site and the Cathedral of the diocese of Córdoba. The Great Mosque of Cordoba was also considered a wonder of the medieval world by both Muslims and Christians and one of the world’s top travel destination.The Great Mosque of Cordoba is one of the few traveling places in the world consists of two different cultures and definitely worth visiting despite your religion.
This traveling site The Great Mosque of Cordoba originally was founded 785 CE as a pagan temple, then a Visigothic Christian church in AD 600, before the Umayyad Moors at first converted the building into a mosque, and then built a new mosque on the site.After the Islamic conquest (Emir Abd ar-Rahman I) bought the church 785. Abd ar-Rahman I and his descendants reworked it over two centuries to reconstruct it as a mosque.
The mosque underwent numerous changes especially during Abd- ar-Rahman III 929 , who was one of the greatest rulers in the history of Islam (in the 10th century).After the Spanish Reconquista, it once again became a Roman Catholic church, with a plateresque cathedral later inserted into the centre of the large Moorish building. In 1236, Córdoba was captured and ruled by King Ferdinand III of Castile in the 13th century the mosque was turned back into a Christian church.Cordoba was the largest and the wealthiest city of Europe that time. The reconstruction and the extension made it the third largest structure in the Islamic world. The mosque is of a majestic traveling beauty site , since the walls of the mosque had Quranic inscriptions written on them and is full of Islamic Arabbsic. The prayer hall (23,400 square meters) is filled with almost 500 hundred slender columns and superimposed striped giant arches; a forest sprouting from the marble floor and over 856 (of an original 1,293) columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite.
Believe it or not:
The tunnel between the Mosque and the Azahara:-
There is an underground tunnel, connecting the palace of Medina Azahara with the Mosque.
The legend of the angel:-
There is an angel appearing as a vision to Abderraman I, ordered him to construct the Mosque, a night in which his spirit was taken prisoner by the devil, and he felt himself drowning in a sea of blood, and the construction of the mosque will relive his sole.