The Almohad minarets inspired by the minaret of Córdoba

This found that the three minarets , located between the Giralda, are made on the model of Córdoba. See these minarets is a good way to get an idea of ​​how it was originally and the Cordoba reform before Hernán Ruiz.

The Almohads were great builders of minarets. They used this element of the mosque, symbol of the presence and the triumph of Islam, not only for purely religious purposes but also as a sign of legitimacy and propaganda and even strategic purposes. The minaret of the Great Mosque of Cordoba served as their model, as, and the embroidery, allowed them to present themselves as heirs of the Umayyad caliphate in the West. The minarets of its great aljamas, of Kutubiyya de Marraquech, and the Giralda in Seville or the ˘ asan in Rabat, demonstrate these purposes.

Susana Calvo. “The Mosques of small towns and villages of al-Andalus”
Journal of Science of Religions Schedules. 2004, X, pp. 39-63


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