Cross of the Captive in Córdoba, Spain

The famous MosqueCathedral of Córdoba is a visual showstopper and unique blend of Muslim and Christian architecture. Its hypostyle boasts a forest of exquisite columns capped by red and white double arches. Look closely at one of the marble columns, and you'll notice it's hiding a curious secret.

A small, crudely drawn cross is carved into its black surface. Its age and origin are murky, giving rise to local legends about the person and circumstances who created the hidden marking.


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