Choir, with 18th century mahogany choir stalls by Duque Correjo and behind, the Capilla Mayor or chancel, built 1523, with huge 18th century neoclassical altarpiece by Alonso Matias with 5 paintings by Antonio Palomino and sculptures by Pedro de Paz, in the 16th century cathedral within the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. 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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Choir, with 18th century mahogany choir stalls by Duque Correjo and behind, the Capilla Mayor or chancel, built 1523, with huge 18th century neoclassical altarpiece by Alonso Matias with 5 paintings by Antonio Palomino and sculptures by Pedro de Paz, in the 16th century cathedral within the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors, becoming half church, half mosque....
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