Explore the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and learn about its origins as an Islamic mosque and history as a Catholic cathedral since the 13th century. Discover a labyrinth of beautiful columns and horseshoe arches.
What to Expect
Explore the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a former Islamic mosque, and Catholic cathedral since the Conquest. Meet your guide at the only olive tree in the Courtyard of the Orange Trees (Patio de los Naranjos) for the start of your 1-hour history tour.
Discover an amazing mixture of architectural styles, constructed over 9 centuries. Standing in the historic center of Cordoba, the Mosque-Cathedral is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art in Spain. It was first built in 785 by the Muslim emir Abdurrahman I, on the site of an ancient Visigoth church of San Vicente.
The mosque underwent consecutive extensions over later centuries, the last carried out by Al-Mansur in 987. As a result, the interior is a labyrinth of beautiful columns with double arcades and horseshoe arches. After the Christian conquest, a cathedral was built inside, with highlights including the Baroque altarpiece and the mahogany choir stalls.
At the end of your tour, your guide will help you locate a good local restaurant or tavern, if you want to savor some authentic Andalusian tapas.
- Local qualified guide
- Audio Receivers to listen to the guide inside the Mosque-Cathedral
- Mosque Cathedral entrance fee
Meet at the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba - Courtyard of the Orange Trees (Patio de los Naranjos) near the only olive tree next to the fountain
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Know Before You Go
The tour starts at 11:30 on Mondays and at 13:15 from Tuesday to Saturday. Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes prior to the starting time.