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The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

Lecture no. 10 from the course: The World's Greatest Churches

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

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.


May 8, 2016