Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba
Aljama mosque 786 – 1000 A.D. | Cathedral mosque 15th – 18th century A.D.
STYLE: Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
CATALOGATION: Good of Cultural Interest. Historical heritage of Spain
It is a monument of great complexity resulting from two extensive construction phases:
The first begins with its foundation as an aljama mosque in 786 AD. It contains a structured oratory with eleven naves and a courtyard with porticoes. Subsequently, a minaret is created on the north wall.
Successive rulers expanded the prayer hall to the south, building thirteen new sections of ships but continuing the same foundational structure. The last expansion will be to the east by building eight new ships around the year 1000 AD.
In 1236 d. C. the aljama mosque becomes a cathedral, although the first structural intervention will be in 1486 AD. C. when building a Gothic major chapel of a nave. It will be in the 16th century when a new major chapel will be built in Renaissance and Baroque language with a rectangular plan, with three naves, with a cross, covered with vaults and a large dome that to the outside protrudes in elevation