Architectural detail of the Puerta de San Ildefonso, built under Al-Hakam II in the 10th century, one of the West facade entrances to the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, on the Calle Torrijos in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. This detail shows the intricately carved vegetal patterns, mosaic work and red brick on an overlapping arch design. 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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Architectural detail of the Puerta de San Ildefonso, built under Al-Hakam II in the 10th century, one of the West facade entrances to the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, on the Calle Torrijos in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. This detail shows the intricately carved vegetal patterns, mosaic work and red brick on an overlapping arch design. 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...
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