Episcopal Palace

Episcopal Palace

Palacio Episcopal

Palacio Episcopal In front of the western façade of the Mosque stands what is now the Diocesan Fine Arts Museum. It was built on the remains of a Visigoth palace, which later became a castle for the Omeyas, the ruling Arabic dynasty in Cordoba, and finally the Bishop's Palace. Some of the Moslem architecture still survives, along with a Gothic ogee arch which was added in the 15th century. In the 18th and 19th centuries, other sections were added, and the building took on its present-day appearance.