La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain // FLASHBACK FRIDAY

On my over-ambitious, super cheap 2-week trip to Spain in 2011, I went out of my way to stop in Seville. In retrospect, I should have skipped it – but how was I to know I wouldn’t completely love it there?

I was all too eager to escape the hoards of study abroad students in town, so when a few girls from my hostel invited me to join them on a day trip to Cordoba, I readily agreed.

What’s in Cordoba, you ask? LA MEZQUITA, a glorious, glorious mosque:

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This is one of those buildings where you could easily spend hours shuffling around, gazing at every intricate nook and cranny in amazement. Not that I did that or anything.

No but really, La Mezquita is stunning. The double-arched arcaded hall is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. If you ever find yourself in Southern Spain, get yourself to this UNESCO World Heritage site!

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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  • Jessica

    One of my favorite things I’ve ever seen, hands-down. Beautiful picture!

    • lindsaypunk

      Ohhhh my gosh, it is 100% one of the most stunning man-made structures I’ve ever seen in person. And thank you!

  • What a beautiful photo of the mosque!

    • lindsaypunk

      Thanks so much!!