Looking through a sculpted arch designed with 22 figures in niches by Hernan Ruiz the Younger, 1514-69, under bishop Don Leopoldo de Austria, 1541-57, into the Villaviciosa Chapel, built under Alfonso X in the 13th century, in the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The chapel contains fluted intertwined arches with intricate carved decorative detail. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors, becoming half church, half mosque. In 784, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was begun in its place and developed over 200 years, but in 1236 it was converted into a catholic church, with a Renaissance cathedral nave built in the 16th century. The historic centre of Cordoba is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Looking through a sculpted arch designed with 22 figures in niches by Hernan Ruiz the Younger, 1514-69, under bishop Don Leopoldo de Austria, 1541-57, into the Villaviciosa Chapel, built under Alfonso X in the 13th century, in the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The chapel contains fluted intertwined arches with intricate carved decorative detail. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors, becoming...
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