Cordoba – Spain

    Cordoba in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia was an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages.

     

     

    It’s best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D.

    It features 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble and granite located in the huge prayer hall.

     

    In 1236 Cordoba returned to Christian rule and the mosque it became a Catholic church and in the 16th century the building was converted to a Roman Catholic church culminating with the building of a Renaissance-style nave in its centre.