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The hypostyle prayer hall, area built in the 10th century under Al-Hakam II, 961-976, with a cathedral altar and behind, the area built under Al-Mansur, 987-988, in the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The hall is filled with rows of columns topped with double arches of a horseshoe arch topped by a Roman arch, in stripes of red brick and white stone. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors,...
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