Córdoba, in Andalusia, has an unusual cathedral. Unusual in that it was built within a mosque. Not on the former grounds of one, or as an adaptation of one, but actually totally and utterly in the middle of one.
The gilt-edged dome shoots up from within a cavernous area of low-lit arches, a labyrinth of more than 850 granite, jasper and marble columns.
It’s certainly these arches, that dome and the history of the Mezquita that dazzle first time visitors, yet Córdoba has an eye for detail everywhere.
This Friday I thought I’d celebrate Córdoba’s overlooked artistic success – its unusual doorways.