Happy New Year, everyone! For my first post of 2013, here’s one of my favorite places in Andalucía – Córdoba.
But before I get started, I do have a minor change to my blog for the new year! My new URL is http://www.holayessica.com (I finally took out the “WordPress”). Thanks for following me in 2012, and I’m excited to see what 2013 brings!
And now on to Córdoba….
Córdoba is a small city in Andalucía, and a quick train ride away from the region’s capital, Sevilla. The biggest sight there is the Mosque-Cathedral, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Even though I knew to expect both a mosque and a cathedral, I was still pretty surprised at how they’re combined. Once you’re inside the building, it looks like a mosque. But when you turn the corner, you’re suddenly in a cathedral – it’s just stuffed right in the middle of the building!
If you’d shown me this photo a few years ago and asked me to guess where it was, I don’t think I would ever have guessed Spain. That’s one of my favorite parts about traveling around the country – it always surprises me.