Catholic ceremonies, like weddings, take place in the mosque-cathedral.
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The Great Mosque at Cordoba

Catholic ceremonies, like weddings, take place in the mosque-cathedral.
Catholic ceremonies, like weddings, take place in the mosque-cathedral. (Tracy Wilkinson / LAT)
Muslim and non-Muslim tourists alike flock to La Mezquita, one of Spain’s most renowned landmarks.
Muslim and non-Muslim tourists alike flock to La Mezquita, one of Spain’s most renowned landmarks. (Tracy Wilkinson / LAT)
The interior of La Mezquita contains juxtaposed symbols of Christianity and Islam.
The interior of La Mezquita contains juxtaposed symbols of Christianity and Islam. (Tracy Wilkinson / LAT)
Mansur Escudero
Mansur Escudero stands outside the entrance to La Mezquita, the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Behind him is the Moorish arch that forms the doorway, decorated with a coat of arms representing the Catholic Church. (Tracy Wilkinson / LAT)
Interior archways of La Mezquita cathedral-mosque in Cordoba, Spain. It was once a mosque and is now a Catholic Church.
Interior archways of La Mezquita cathedral-mosque in Cordoba, Spain. It was once a mosque and is now a Catholic Church. (Lonely Planet Images)
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