Aljama Mosque

The Aljama Mosque, built between 941 and 945, is part of the ruins of the Medina Azahara, an ancient city of the Caliphate of Cordoba (929-1031) classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is rectangular in shape, about 25 metres long and 18 metres wide. Its plan reveals a division into two main parts, the prayer hall and the ablution yard. The minaret is square on the outside and octagonal on the inside, located next to the north gate at the entrance to the courtyard.

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Córdoba Synagogue

The Synagogue in Cordoba was built n 1315 in the Jewish quarter of Cordoba, Spain. It is decorated in accordance with Mudejar tradition. It is the only synagogue in Cordoba to escape destruction during years of persecution. It no longer functions as a place of worship, but it is open to the public.

Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba

The Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba was founded in 786, at the time, the second largest mosque behind the mosque of Mecca. In 1238, after the Christian reconquest of the city, the building was consecrated as a cathedral. Today, the whole is the most important monument of Cordoba. It is one of the 12 treasures of Spain and a UNESCO site.