#ThursdayDoors The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain. Part I

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon and linking up on Norm’s blog here.

The main door of the outer walls of the Mosque. called La Puerta del Perdón, or the Door of Forgiveness.

There was originally a Visigothic Christian Basilica of Saint Vincent, on this site. Some remains are preserved inside the Mosque.  After the Muslim invasion of Spain, the church was divided into Muslim and Christian halves from 711 – 784, when Abd al-Rahman I, bought it from the Christians, demolished the original church and started building the the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

The Mosque has since undergone numerous extensions until 1236, when the building was repossessed by the Christians and used as a Catholic place of worship. The Christian conversion included the insertion of a Cathedral within the mosque in the 16th century.

More information about the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba here.

A close up of the door knockers.

The Belfry Tower, above the main door, was a Christian addition in the 13th century.

Another view of the belfry Tower of the Mosque-Cathedral taken from a nearby street.

It’s a fascinating place. It’s like looking at hundreds of years of history, offering different and complementing ideas of architecture, art, beauty and religious worship in one building.

The Mosque-Cathedral has many more doors on the outer walls and inside. I’ll be showing you others in the coming Thursdays.

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Posted on May 18, 2017, in Thursday Doors and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Fine as lace. Gorgeous. Thanks, Luccia!

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  2. From what you showed of the building, especially the tower it was a Renaissance building style. The door with Moorish decoration added later.

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    • Yes, the building is a mixture of styles added at various times. This is the main door of the outer walls. There’s a courtyard inside and beyond, is the original Mosque, with the Cathedral inside. The tower and this door were added after the Christian reposession in the 13th – 14th century. The door is mentioned in documents dated 1377. I’ll be postíng other doors within and outside the Mosque itself in the coming weeks.

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  3. What a great (and huge) door, Luccia! I find it interesting that above the door are the Christian pictures of saints and the Muslims don’t depict people.
    janet

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  4. Really loved these photos, Luccia. Timeless. They captured eras and essences and it was as if I were standing there myself. I was captivated. tyvm.

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  5. Wonderful shots and some fascinating history. Thanks for sharing this. Every week I learn something new 🙂

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