The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
Lecture no. 10 from the course: The World's Greatest Churches
Taught by Professor William R. Cook | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Contemplate the remarkable history of this hybrid religious structure, a medieval cathedral built entirely within a majestic former mosque. Explore the striking Islamic archways and scalloped dome, leading to the Renaissance/Gothic cathedral with its imposing vaulting, sumptuous decoration, and monumental wood-carved choir—a compelling and unforgettable juxtaposition of cultures.