Bell Tower of Cordoba, Spain

Here are a couple of pictures of Bell Tower of Cordoba. This bell tower was built over the ruins of a Muslim minaret in 1660. When the Mesquita got Christianized, the minaret got converted to Bell Tower of Cathedral of Cordoba. For centuries when it was under the control of Muslims a cleric would ride up the ramp of minaret to call out to resident Muslims to face the direction of Mecca and pray. Today you have to buy tickets to climb up to the top and the reward is fine views of the city.

During the tragic Lisbon earthquake this tower was badly damaged. After enormous repair works like building additional walls the old minaret got hidden. Unfortunately for me I ran out of time, so missed climbing the steep steps to top.

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33 Responses

  1. So beautiful photos

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Superb captures and what a fantastic background those blue, blue skies make!! Thanks for the memories — again, of the years I lived in Spain!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Indrani!!

  3. Beautiful clear blue sky. Great architecture.

  4. Jeevan says:

    Excellent shots and angles on the bell tower! Glad they able to restore this tower from the quake

  5. Thanks for stopping by at my blog.

    These are nice pictures of spain. I'm not an avid traveler like you. But I guess we can enjoy these countries through your eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thomas Lee says:

    Wow!I am sure it can be heard for miles away.

  7. Nice view of the bell tower Indrani. Good to know about its history.

  8. Beautiful pictures dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Great post and pictures In ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. short n sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. The bell tower looks magnificent ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I'm sure the fee they collect is used for the upkeep of the site.

  13. Uppal says:

    Well composed, beautiful shots as always!

  14. Hema says:

    How interesting…The minaret looks like it has seen many a summer!

  15. Great shots Indrani ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Clear beautiful sky with superb clicks and very well presented ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Sri Kri says:

    Lovely blue sky background making the bell tower more beautiful.Thanks for sharing the history.

  18. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, I love the views of the Bell Tower. It is a beautiful cathedral and a pretty blue sky! Great shots, enjoy your weekend!

  19. Beautifully captured, Indrani ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Looks beautiful. Nice shots.

  21. Wow. In India we have often heard stories (not sure how true) about temples being converted to mosques, n here church has been erected out of a mosque. Man and his infatuation with religion! But nevertheless beautiful architecture and as always great pics esp. the bells one!

  22. Beautiful place ! And interesting history

  23. that is interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Magnificent Structures!

  25. fredamans says:

    Lovely old tower!

  26. What a magnificent structure!

  27. What lovely architecture and how well preserved it is…

  28. Beautiful! I don't like high places, but the view is usually worth it!

  29. Love the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Nice view of the bell tower Indrani Ji. Good to know about its history. Its history tells that we should never give up, never loose hope

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