Sunday, 20 November 2016

Spain: Great Mosque of Cordoba

On Thursday I got five postcards from Spain.

One of them shows the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Cordoba had its period of greatest glory after it was conquered by the Moorish armies in 711. In 766 it became the capital of the Emirate of al-Andalus and also remained the capital after the emirate became the Caliphate of Cordoba under the Umayyad dynasty in 929. It was an important centre of education and had big library. In 1236 Cordoba was captured by King Ferdinand III of Castile. Afterwards the Great Mosque, which was built between 784 and 987, was turned into a Catholic church. The Great Mosque of Cordoba is since 1984 on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in 1994 the rest of the city's historic centre was added. 


Stamp:
King Felipe VI (from set of six) (issued 02-01-2016)


Thank You very much Belén!

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