What was amazing in this structure is that, a Christian cathedral was built in the middle of it, and surrounding the cathedral is the presence of Moorish architecture and beauty. Christianity and Islam occupying one space.
Imagine standing underneath these beautiful columns that withstood time and history. For me it was a historic moment.
Through the pages of history, we find out that a Cathedral was built right in the center of the mosque.
The cathedral is quite impressive in design.
Lavish in decoration.
We also explored the villages surrounding the Mezquita. This area is in the La Juderia or Jewish Quarter. I love these hanging potted plants on the wall.
A garden and fountains outside the Mezquita.
A building with windows adorned with moorish design and architecture.
Facade of the Mezquita.
The tower entrance to the Mezquita.
The beautiful halls of the Mezquita.
My travel buddy and husband, Kepi.
The famous alternating red and white voussoirs of the arches were inspired by those in the Dome of the Rock.
Inscription on one of the columns.
If you walk around the Mezquita, you'll find these signatures on some of the columns. Our tour leader said that they belong to those who built the columns.
Facade outside the Mezquita.
This is the mihrab, which is part of the masqura or prayer room for the ruler. The mihrab faces the direction of Mecca.
I think this is the ceiling in the maqsura or prayer space reserved for the ruler. It looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
This is the ceiling in the cathedral.
A UNESCO world heritage site and definitely a must see if you're in Spain!