The Mezquita, also known as the Great Mosque of Cordoba is the current cathedral of Cordoba (Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion in Spanish). Originally a pagan temple, it became a Christian church under the Visigoths. After the Muslim conquest in 711 AD the Mezquita was converted initially into a mosque. Later the Moors built a new mosque on the site. The Mezquita reached its current layout in 987 AD after the completion of the outer naves and courtyard. After the Spanish kings captured Cordoba from the Muslims in 1236 AD the Mezquita was converted into a Christian church. The Mezquita has an inner court containing a garden with orange trees and a large covered building containing many arches and 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite. the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos lies near the Mezquita and is a palace and former residence of the Spanish kings.

01 Hotels on Corregidor Luis de la Cerda street 02 Torre del Alminar tower 03 Souvenir shops in Cardenal Herrero street 04 Souvenir shops in Cardenal Herrero street 05 Souvenir shops in Cardenal Herrero street 06 Puerta del Perdon gate
07 Inner court 08 Puerta del Perdon gate 09 Torre del Alminar tower 10 Patio de los Naranjos inner court 11 Outer walls of the Mezquita 12 Torre del Alminar tower
13 Puerta de San Esteban gate 14 Inner court 15 Inner court 16 Patio de los Naranjos inner court 17 Torre del Alminar tower
18 Patio de los Naranjos inner court 19 Inner court fountain 20 Southern view of the Mezquita 21 Gate 22 Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos palace
23 Park with palm trees 24 Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos palace
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