This will be a combination blog. The reason for this is that so many of my pictures from the Mezquita were photobomb pictures, it didn't make sense to put the photobombs into a separate blog. There are probably 5 normal pictures and the rest are people leaping by or looking ridiculous.
Alright, so we went straight to the Mezquita after eating lunch.
The Mezquita is so cool. It was originally a Christian Visigoth church built around 600, then was converted into a Medieval Islamic Mosque in the late 700's. Then in 1236, Cordoba was reconquered by King Ferdinand III in the Reconquista. It was then converted it back into a cathedral by succeeding kings. However, they still kept the important Islamic architecture. including the Mihrab, and the cathedral is just placed in the middle. It makes for a fascinating building.
As Allison said, and I quote, "Visited what was first a church which then had a mosque built into it which then had another church built inside it: the immaculate inception!"
The grounds outside are really beautiful. Lots of palm trees and beautiful architecture and landscaping.
The museum includes a lot of old sections of the Visigoth church, which is pretty cool to see. You can see the Roman influence on their art.
Adrienne looking surprisingly normal
Looking into the cathedral.
A closer look of the Mihrab
The old Visigoth flooring.
Andd now to part two of this blog. The photobombs and the pictures that were taken just to annoy me.
Adrienne photobombing her plate with a fork and sunscreen.
Also my viking hat inside my purse is photobombing the picture.
Also it's possible Adrienne was just eating her food and I was bothering her by taking a picture.
Anna running in as Adrienne simultaneously jumps
I've conveniently forgotten that I did that...
And the torture museum, not for the weak of stomach.