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History meets beauty at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, a rare blend of two religions. The massive mosque-turned-cathedral is famed for its "forest" of interior columns, topped with traditional Islamic red and white striped arches. Built in 786 by Moorish settlers, the structure was converted into a Christian church in 1236. Built over the course of nearly 250 years, the structure combines various architectural styles, with decorative elements ranging from elegant to gaudy. Despite the presence of the cathedral, which was added to the middle of the original structure in the 16th century, most of the mosque remains remarkably well preserved. Regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture, the site reminds visitors of the glory and importance Córdoba held in medieval times. Arrange your visit to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cordoba using our Cordoba trip builder.
Tours to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba Guided Tour with Bell Tower Access BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 70 to 100 minutes
Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba History Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $30
Duration: 1 hour
Cordoba Old Town Evening Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $22
Duration: 2 hours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba reviews
We bought 3 tickets from the web to visit the monuments at 10.30. At 11.20 the guards threw out all visitors without any previous notice or explanation. There is no way to see the whole place in 50... more »
A beautiful place to visit and see some real history. Half mosque half cathedral. Very unusual. Be warned though, there is no where to get refreshments, so if you are visiting on a hot day, make sure.... more »
A MUST SEE world heritage site. One place gathers Islamic and Christian heritage altogether. I’ve heard a lot about the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, but as said, seeing is believing. Tickets are quite cheap, 11€. I did the reservation in advance online but it turned to be quite easy in February. So I think it’s a good season for visiting. There are machines that allows you to buy your ticket in case of crowds. I also purchased the audio guide for 4€. It was helpful with useful information. The only thing that I wasn’t able to do was to climb the Tower. It needs a separate ticket and has a lot of stairs.
Amazing place, some of the most ingenuous architecture around. Beautiful environment and not quite overrun with tourists yet so still a good site to see if in the area. Worth the special trip as the city itself is amazing too. Recommend a guided tour as it gives you lots of interesting information but you can come and go as you please as well.
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