ENTRANCE TO THE MOSQUE-CATHEDRAL OF CORDOBA

ENTRANCE TO THE MOSQUE-CATHEDRAL OF CORDOBA

In our quick pitstop to Córdoba, we visited the historic Mosque-Cathedral, which was built in the 8th Century and was a mosque until June 29, 1236 when Córdoba became a Christian town. Instead of destroying the mosque's pillars and mirabs, the Christians installed chapels (because the installations of chapels would break Muslim tradition). Today, the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is the biggest outside of the mosque in Mecca.

CONTRASTS: WHEN CHRISTIANITY MEETS ISLAM

CONTRASTS: WHEN CHRISTIANITY MEETS ISLAM

8TH CENTURY PILLARS ARE STILL STANDING IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOSQUE

8TH CENTURY PILLARS ARE STILL STANDING IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOSQUE

Interesting fact: pink marble came from Córdoba and you can see/touch the oldest pillars in the world, from the 8th century, here. 

After the visit to the Mosque-Cathedral, we walked through the historic quarter to our lunch at Restaurant Churrasco on Calle Romero.

COURTYARD POP-BY

COURTYARD POP-BY

AN ARTIST WORKING AWAY IN THE LEATHER QUARTER

AN ARTIST WORKING AWAY IN THE LEATHER QUARTER

SHOE SHOPPING

SHOE SHOPPING

CUTE VINTAGE SHOP, EL ESPEJO TE DICE GUAPA (THE MIRROR SAYS YOU'RE PRETTY)

CUTE VINTAGE SHOP, EL ESPEJO TE DICE GUAPA (THE MIRROR SAYS YOU'RE PRETTY)

EVERY BAG AT EL ESPEJO TE DICE GUAPA CONTAINS A SPECIAL MESSAGE, LIKE: DON'T SAVE TODAY'S KISSES FOR TOMORROW.

EVERY BAG AT EL ESPEJO TE DICE GUAPA CONTAINS A SPECIAL MESSAGE, LIKE: DON'T SAVE TODAY'S KISSES FOR TOMORROW.

Restaurant Churrasco - Calle Romero, 16, 14003

WHERE THE BEST MEAT DREAMS COME TRUE

WHERE THE BEST MEAT DREAMS COME TRUE

FRESH SARDINES ON TOAST

FRESH SARDINES ON TOAST

STEAK, POTATOES AND PIMIENTOS DE PADRON PEPPERS, FAMILY-STYLE 

STEAK, POTATOES AND PIMIENTOS DE PADRON PEPPERS, FAMILY-STYLE 

SKINNY ALLY. CALLE DE PEDRO JIMENEZ...

SKINNY ALLY. CALLE DE PEDRO JIMENEZ...

...HOPE YOU DIDN'T EAT TOO MUCH.

...HOPE YOU DIDN'T EAT TOO MUCH.

CALLE ROMERO

CALLE ROMERO

VIEW OF THE ROMAN BRIDGE

VIEW OF THE ROMAN BRIDGE

FIN. THE END OF ANOTHER AMAZING SPANISH ADVENTURE.

FIN. THE END OF ANOTHER AMAZING SPANISH ADVENTURE.

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