Mezquita by Stacey Thomas ’15

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Visiting the Mezquita was surreal. After all the books, documents, and videos we’ve read and seen, it was a sort of out of body experience. To start off, it was beautiful. The architecture, the famous striped arches, and high ceiling were all breath-taking. The tour guide added to my knowledge about the mezquita such as the different parts that were added on.  Each time the mezquita was advanced, the architects preserved the theme buy continuing to use arches and attempted to keep the colors the same.  The cathedral in the center of the mosque is very interesting. It is definitely a very pronounced physical assertion of Christianity at the time of its construction. The mezquita as a whole reveals the two cultures “living” together.

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