Bronze door of the Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness), Great Mosque of Córdoba,



The Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness), located next to the bell tower (the old minaret of the Great Mosque of Córdoba), leads into the courtyard. With its fountain for ritual ablutions, the courtyard would have been an important sacred space for Muslims as they prepared themselves to pray inside the Mosque. The doors and portal date to the late fourteenth century but were restored in the eighteenth century during the period of Bishop Don Pedro Salazar y Góngora. The inscriptions in the drawing state “se re edificaron / ano 1739,” translated to “it is rebuilt / year 1739.”

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