Metal fridge magnet depicting the Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
Arguably the most magnificent and stunning cathedral in the city of Cordoba, also known as the Great Mosque of Cordoba is the most popular tourist landmark in this Spanish city. The metal fridge magnet captures the beauty of this monument and depicts the blend of Moorish and Renaissance architecture in the similar manner as the original landmark. This can be an ideal souvenir to present to your loved ones or it can also serve as a memory of your exhilarating trip to Cordoba.
Historical importance of the Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
The building of this famous cathedral started in the year 600 and it was initially declared the church of Saint Vincent. Later when Ummayads conquered the region, attempts were made to redesign the building in the year 784. This mosque is considered an architectural masterpiece and incorporates a total of 856 columns. This mosque also had a number of arches similar to those at the famous Dome of the Rock. The mosque also features flowing patterns and geometric designs. To add a splash of color, various mosaics places in the mosque and colored glass is used to make windows. However, after the famous Reconquista in the year 1236, the mosque was reconverted to church. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city of Cordoba.
Legend of the Great mosque of Cordoba, Spain
The primary motivation behind the construction of this mosque was political and ideological; Abd-ar-Rahman III who was the great caliph of the region wanted to demonstrate his power and this mosque also served as a symbol of his superiority over his enemies. If popular legends are to be believed, this mosque was constructed as a tribute to the Caliph called Azahara. By taking the souvenir of this metal fridge magnet of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, you will be able to relive the magical experience you had in the enchanting city of Cordoba.