Among all of the Andalusian cities of Southern Spain, Cordoba is one of the multi-faceted cities as it still represent the strong influence of both the Islamic and Christian cultures and traditions. Nothing else stand out in the city but the one and only Mezquita which is now known as the Catedral de Cordoba. This site was formerly a martyr's Church of San Vicente. Following the Islamic Invasion of Cordoba, the City was dominated by the Muslims where they destroyed the Church to build their own Mosque, the Mezquita. The Mezquita was the most important sanctuary of Western Islam during the year 785 and beyond. Then in 1236, King Ferdinand III reconquered Cordoba from the Muslims and transformed the Mezquita into a Cathedral for Christian worship. In the same building, the Spanish Reconquistas built a Cathedral over the Mosque which resulted in forever preserving the Islamic influence in the City and the whole of Spain. Visiting the Cathedral was so fascinating for me as I saw the blending of the different architectural styles of the Muslim Mosque arches and the elaborate Baroque Christian Cathedral. Even UNESCO has designated the Cathedral as one of Spain's World Heritage Sites. The Spanish call the Cathedral of Cordoba A live witness to our history.
The Rio Guadalquivir flows beside the City.
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