Visiting the Mezquita in Cordoba

While on route from Seville to Madrid, we decided to stop in Cordoba to see one of Spain’s most incredible sights – the Mezquita or Great Mosque. It is a medieval Islamic Mosque-turned-Cathedral known for its beautiful arcade of 856 columns and confused history.

It is both the largest mosque and largest temple in the world, stretching across 24,00 square meters and features several blended architectural styles. It dates back to the 8th century and has been used as a mosque and cathedral over the years, expanding and changing several times over its history.

The interior is incredible with row upon row of red and white striped columns, and a domed white ceiling in the middle. It has a wide assortment of art and symbolic decor of both Christian and Islamic origins, which create an incredible vibe to the place.

Outside there is a sunny courtyard, bell tower and dozens of orange trees, which is typical of Andalucia. It is one of the most fascinating religious spaces I have every visited and I highly recommend stopping in Cordoba to marvel at this incredible place.

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