mezquita, from Arab.
the Mezquita or cathedral of Cordova and the Alhambra at Granada - are its chief monuments.
See also Rafael Contreras, La Alhambra, El Alcdzar, y la gran Mezquita de Occidente (Madrid, 1885); The Alhambra, by Washington Irving, was written in 1832, and rewritten in 1857, when it had already become widely celebrated for its picturesque and humorous descriptions.
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