What is the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba?
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is the most important monument of all the Western Islamic world, and one of the most amazing in the world. The evolution of the “Omeya” style in Spain is resumed in the history of the Mosque of Cordoba, as well as other styles such as the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque of the Christian architecture.
How to buy Cordoba mosque tickets?
The best way to buy your Cordoba Mosque tickets is to buy online. You can use the online reservation system to enjoy a hassle-free booking process and get online confirmation and mobile tickets while availing yourself of amazing discounts and deals.
What makes the mihrab dome of the Great Mosque of Córdoba so special?
Mihrab dome, Great Mosque at Córdoba, Spain (photo: José Luiz, CC BY-SA 3.0) Above the mihrab, is an equally dazzling dome. It is built of crisscrossing ribs that create pointed arches all lavishly covered with gold mosaic in a radial pattern. This astonishing building technique anticipates later Gothic rib vaulting, though on a more modest scale.
Is Mezquita de Cordoba Open?
After several weeks of closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cordoba Mosque, also known as Mezquita De Cordoba, has reopened for the general public and resumed the tourist opening hours from 30 April 30, 2021. Visitors are requested to follow the safety measures and guidelines that are in place.
What is the history of the Cathedral of Córdoba?
Cathedral Córdoba, of the XVI century, was already designed from origin to respect the expansion of the mosque carried out by Al-Hakam II. Carlos V and Bishop Manrique agreed on the need to preserve the mosque for its great architectural value.
What happened to the orange trees in the mosque of Córdoba?
Orange trees still stand in the courtyard of the Mosque of Córdoba, a beautiful, if bittersweet reminder of the Umayyad exile. Hypostyle hall, Great Mosque at Córdoba, Spain, begun 786 and enlarged during the 9th and 10th centuries (photo: wsifrancis, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)