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Photo: Torre Del Alminar Mezquita City Of Cordoba Andalusia Spain

Towering 93 metres above the Mezquita, a Great Mosque dating back 12 centuries, the Torre del Alminar is a bell tower which is built on the site of the original minaret of the Mezquita in the city of Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.

Looking from the Patio de los Naranjos, a courtyard full of orange trees at the famous Mezquita where the faithful originally washed prior to prayer, the Torre del Alminar towers high above and has a Baroque style belfry.

Torre del Alminar is open to visitors who can climb to the top for panoramic views of the City of Cordoba in Andalusia, Spain.

The Mezquita is one of the "must sees" during a visit to Cordoba. Originally the site of a Roman temple then a Visigothic cathedral (7th century), the Mezquita (spanish for Mosque) was confiscated after the Muslim conquest and remodeled then used as a mosque from about 784 AD until 987 AD. The remodeling designs over the centuries was influenced greatly by the ruler of the time, the first of which was Abd ar-Rahman I and the last was Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir. ... continue below the picture...


Torre Del Alminar Mezquita City Of Cordoba Andalusia Spain

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Torre Del Alminar Mezquita City Of Cordoba Andalusia Spain
Photo of the Torre del Alminar at the Mezquita,
City of Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.

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In 1236 after Cordoba was recaptured by King Ferdinand III the Mezquita was remodeled again as a Christian church but within the mosque structure.

Torre del Alminar, bell tower, of the Mezquita (Cathedral-Mosque) seen from the Patio de los Naranjos, City of Cordoba, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Province of Cordoba, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/100 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Torre Del Alminar Mezquita City Of Cordoba Andalusia Spain
Towering 93 metres above the Mezquita, a Great Mosque dating back 12 centuries, the Torre del Alminar is a bell tower which is built on the site of the original minaret of the Mezquita in the city of Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.
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Rolf Hicker
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