Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From £20.48 per person

Get an in-depth history about the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba on a 1.5-hour tour with an art historian guide. Analyze every detail of the monument, from the days of the caliph Abd al-Rahman to the Reconquista of Spain by the Christian armies.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the amazing Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with an art historian guide
  • Learn more about the first caliph of Cordoba
  • Marvel at impressive features that mix eastern and western architecture
Full description
Learn more about the 8th-century caliphate of Abd al-Rahman I on a guided tour the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with an art historian guide. Hear about the monuments different stages of construction, from the old Basilica of San Vicente, built during the Spanish Visigoth empire through the primitive mosque built by Abd al-Rahman I to rival the great mosques of the East. Explore successive extensions through to the time of Almanzor, ruler of Muslim Iberia under the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba. Hear about the Reconquista of Cordoba by the Christian armies of Fernando III, when the mosque was converted into a cathedral. Admire architectural motifs, such as the double arches that gave the building height and were considered revolutionary for their time.
Includes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

    Select participants and date

    Participants

    Date

    Prepare for the activity

    The details below may change if you update your current selection:

      Meeting point

      Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.7 /5

      based on 739 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.7/5
      • Value for money
        4.4/5
      • Service
        4.7/5
      • Organization
        4.6/5
      Sort by

      Sort by

      My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed this wonderful tour. We actually paid to get into the mosque cathedral the previous day but found out we were overwhelmed and wanted to know more of the history, construction and backstory Of the building and understanding of the people and cultures involved. This tour was the perfect solution, we are so glad we chose to take it and would highly recommend it. It’s the only way to see the building and truly understand it

      Read more

      3 March 2020

      Absolutely fantastic -- both the Mezquita, and our guide Juan. He told us so many interesting things, made everything come to life, made the visit the highlight of our holiday. Our group was small and intimate, we could ask questions, and Juan always had answers that further opened up some fascinating history. Thank you Juan, you are a top-notch guide.

      Read more

      17 January 2020

      our guide, Olivia, was very knowledgeable and she answered our questions patiently. fun tour and a must if you want to know the history behind this amazing place instead of just breezing through the area aimlessly. going for the afternoon tour is better with lesser people at the end of the day and less chaotic with people and better for picture taking.

      Read more

      2 December 2019

      Organized by

      Product ID: 131952