Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spain's Córdoba controversy: Historic Mosque-Cathedral mired in cultural dispute

ALJAZEERA
By Guy Hedgecoe
The Mezquita (Mosque) of Cordoba is a Roman Catholic cathedral and former mosque situated in the Andalusian city of Córdoba, Spain.
SPAIN---When Christians re-conquered Córdoba, they built a Catholic cathedral, completed in 1236 in the heart of the Great Mosque. Two decades ago, it was described as the “Mosque-Cathedral” in official literature and tourist brochures, a term that acknowledged its shared heritage. In 1998, the Catholic authorities changed that to the “Cathedral (former Mosque)” and since 2010 it has been simply “Córdoba Cathedral.” [link]