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Córdoba. Mezquita
04-MAR-2018

Córdoba. Mezquita

Abderraman III built the Alminar (minaret: Tower to call for prayer), which still remains in the actual bell tower. In 1593 the Chapter of the Cathedral takes the initiative of getting the Tower remodelled and mended, since it had got deteriorated because of a storm. This work was made by the architect Hernán Ruiz II who partially demolished the previous Alminar (minaret) and finished the bell tower. The works on the tower continued in the 17th century, and Juan Sequero de Matilla built the Clock's tower. Towards the end of this century this last tower was reinforced for danger of falling. The Campanil (bell tower) was constructed by Gaspar de la Peña in 1664. Over the tower there is a sculpture of San Rafael (Saint Rafael), made by Bernabé Gómez del Río and Pedro de la Paz .

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Dave Berry23-May-2018 19:26
This composition is great as well. It's a beautiful tower. V
meekam tam10-Apr-2018 09:42
Beautiful architecture and image,José! V
Julie Oldfield13-Mar-2018 01:52
Great composition.
Lamar Nix11-Mar-2018 22:34
Excellent point of view for including all of this noteworthy tower! V
Tom LeRoy11-Mar-2018 15:33
Well composed with the palmtree in front of the tower! V
Dennis Hoyne10-Mar-2018 03:16
Such lovely architecture, beautifully photographed. V
Hank Vander Velde09-Mar-2018 23:38
A well captured and well composed image.
Ken Chambers ARPS09-Mar-2018 22:37
Nice composition, Jose
Helen Betts09-Mar-2018 20:40
Another fine capture of this tower with such an interesting history. V.
Jim Coffman09-Mar-2018 20:38
A strong composition of this lovely capture...
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