|Cordoba... home to the magnificant Mesquita!
Well after arriving to Coroboba late in the afternoon and having a look around the town and getting lost in the narrow streets. I went back to the YHA where the atmosphere was pretty sterile. Speaking of sterile I met a guy in my room from Switzland who must have come from the kingdom of geekdom. He worked as a computer programmer for the European Space agency and was on a mission to find out how Muslims had influenced the Western world. Maybe be interested to some but not me. Went out for some tapas with hil as there was NO ONE out and about in the hostel. I think after a 150ml of beer he was just about trashed!
Next morning up bright and breezy to go and she the Mesquita, which the first portion was built as a 8th century church. The church was divided up into a Christian and Muslim section. The building was extended many times and at its peak could hold 50000 worshippers. It has a grand mix of architectural styles with a full blown church, alter and choir stalls surrounded by low arches of arabic architecture of the mosque. It certainly has the WOW factor.
Off on the train to Seville...