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The Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba, Andalusia - Spain

A medieval Islamic mosque-turned-cathedral, the Mezquita of Cordoba was built between the eighth and tenth centuries out of materials salvaged from an old Roman temple. It functioned as a mosque up until 1236 when Ferdinand and Isabella conquered the city and converted the building into a Catholic church. Even today, Muslims want to reclaim this sacred space – in 2006 the Pope himself ruled they couldn’t pray here.

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