La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain


The Mezquita! The glorious mosque that has left many open-mouthed with awe.

The Mezquita (Mosque) sits right in the heart of the historic quarter, which has a lot of interesting buildings and monuments. However, we feel that the Mezquita merits are separate mention. Every year, there is an estimated 1.5 million tourists that flock to Cordoba just to see this impressive building.

This structure is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim architecture in the world. Its graceful columns and arches speak of Cordoba's historical splendor.

The Mezquita is also one of the largest mosques in the world, covering around 24,000 square meters and has around 856 red-and-white columns that are made with superior materials such as marble, jasper, and granite. The towering columns and arches were made using the materials from an ancient Roman temple and other buildings that previously occupied the site.