The Mezquita of Cordoba is a beautiful and fascinating 8th-century mosque known for its forest of columns and striped arcades. Reflecting the religious changes Cordoba has undergone over the centuries, the Mezquita has been used as a Catholic cathedral since 1236 and contains an impressive Renaissance chapel.

Forest of Columns
Interior of the Mezquita, with its forest of over 856 (originally 1,293) columns topped with piers and two tiers of red-and-white striped arches... Holly Hayes
Location map of Mezquita, Córdoba, Spain. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Mezquita, Córdoba, Spain. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248392
Article Title
Mezquita
Dates
8th cent.
Coordinates
37.8789098° N, 4.7815756° W map · aerial
Street Address
Calle del Cardenal Herrero, 1
Postcode
14003

Page Info

Place ID
248392
Title
Mezquita, Córdoba, Spain
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022