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Cordoba Cathedral.

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English: Cordoba Cathedral, Spain.
The Ceiling.
Português: Teto da Catedral de Córdoba.
Photo: 4 February 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: Jbribeiro1.
Attribution: © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro / CC-BY-SA-3.0
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English: Cordoba Cathedral, Spain.
The Choir.
Español: Coro de la Mezquita de Córdoba (España).
Photo: 26 November 2012.
Source: Flickr: IMG_5289.
Author: Jan Seifert.
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The Cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita–Catedral de Córdoba), known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita de Córdoba), whose Ecclesiastical name is The Cathedral of Our Lady of The Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción), is the Catholic Cathedral of The Diocese of Córdoba, Dedicated to The Assumption of The Virgin Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. The structure is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.

It originally was a Catholic Christian Church built by the Visigoths, When Muslims conquered Spain in 711 A.D., the Church was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves. This sharing of the site lasted until 784 A.D., when the Christian half was purchased by the Caliph 'Abd al-Rahman I, who then proceeded to demolish the entire structure and build the grand mosque of Cordoba on its ground. After the Reconquista, it was converted to a Roman Catholic Church, culminating in the insertion of a Renaissance Cathedral Nave in the 16th-Century.

Cordoba Cathedral, Spain.
The Choir.
Photo: 2 November 2002.
Source: originally posted to Flickr as 2002-10-26 11-15
Author: Allie_Caulfield.
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Cordoba Cathedral, Spain.
Photo: 17 August 2007.
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