|Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral|
|Echinoid Fossil in the Mosque-Cathedral in Córdoba|
|Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain|
|Margocalizas del Jurásico Inferior|
Córdoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 during the Reconquista, and the building was converted to a Roman Catholic church, culminating in the inclusion of a Renaissance cathedral nave in the 16th century.
If you are visiting Andalusia, it is well worth a trip. Bring your camera and comfortable shoes.
There is a converted convent that is now a boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace — the Balcon de Córdoba — that I highly recommend. It is on Calle Encarnacion 8, 14003. If you are planning a stay, give them a jingle and enjoy their Old World style. Tel: +34 957 49 84 78.
Photo: The specimen you see here of the Lower Jurassic ammonite Margocalizas sp. is in the collections of the deeply awesome Manuel Peña Nieto of Córdoba, Spain.
Photo: Echinoid in the masonry of Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral: Miguel López Pulido