After so many centuries, the historians who have
studied me cannot agree. Some will tell
you that I was a Christian basilica shared by
Muslims and Christians. Others, that the great
Emir Abd-al-Rahman I bought his share from
the Christians. And then others, will tell you
that the Muslims took me by force and turned
me into a mosque.
I became the aljama mosque of the capital of the
emirate, Cordoba. Four major extensions
were made to me, not counting alterations,
renovations and small additions.
I am going to tell you about the four rulers who
were responsible for these.
Would you like to visit me with Ali?