A Mezquita is a municipality in Ourense (province) in the Galiciaregion of north-west Spain. It is located to the very south-east of the province. Ourense (Galician: Ourense) is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Ourense in Galicia. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Map of Ourense Ourense ( Castilian, Ourense) is a province of northwestern Spain, in the southeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Region can be used to mean either: any more or less well-defined geographical area of a country or continent, defined by geography, culture or history in political geography, an administrative subdivision of a country or of the European Union. ... Province is a name for a subnational entity. ...
The construction of the Mezquita (originally the Aljama Mosque) lasted for over two centuries, starting in 784 A.D. under the supervision of the first emir of Cordoba, Abd ar-Rahman I, who used it as an adjunct to his palace and named it to honor his wife.
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