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Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

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 monument's 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.

Cordoba: Mosque-Cathedral E-Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

2. Cordoba: Mosque-Cathedral E-Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

Experience the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone ( if you choose the option with the Mosque-Cathedral audio guide ). Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone before your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral. Put on your headphones and discover the breathtaking Outside of the Mezquita’s entrance and continue to discover Puerta del Perdón before going in to get fascinated by its unique treasures through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes regarding this construction jewel. The tour’s content results from in-depth research squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly, anytime, before or after your visit. Waltz in Cordoba with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Cordoba. Start your tour from the Great Mosque of Cordoba and continue to meet the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs, get acquainted with the San Juan de los Caballeros minaret, and be fascinated by the Palacio de los Páez de Castillejo This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the breathtaking Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Córdoba: Jewish Quarter, Synagogue, Mosque, and Alcázar Tour

3. Córdoba: Jewish Quarter, Synagogue, Mosque, and Alcázar Tour

Discover the most important monuments of Córdoba on a guided tour. Visit the Great Mosque-Cathedral, the famous Jewish Quarter with one of the best preserved synagogues in Spain, and the Alcazar of the Christian Kings with its impressive gardens. First, visit the Great Mosque-Cathedral. Its two-colored arches will take you back to this Islamic period of Córdoba. Learn about its architecture and how the cathedral was added inside the mosque. Next, visit the Jewish Quarter, the most famous historical area of the medieval quarter. Discover Calleja de la Hoguera, a street where your guide will share the origins of Jewish culture in Spain and its significance to Córdoba. Then, visit the souk, the synagogue, and the statue of Maimónides. Conclude the tour with a visit to the Alcazar of the Christian Kings. Discover the importance of this monument in the history of Córdoba and the different roles it's played.

Córdoba: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

4. Córdoba: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

Meet your experienced guide who will have a profound knowledge of both the Mosque-Cathedral itself and its contents. After being provided with a headset, start your tour by listening to an introduction to the history of the mosque. Explore the courtyard of the complex, called the Patio de los Naranjos. Soak up the atmosphere of this peaceful space with lots of greenery, and marvel at the beautiful Bell Tower. Then skip the ticket line to enter the monument without any hassle. Follow your guide as they take you around the mosque. Hear about its design, and why the monument is one of the most important buildings in Islamic architecture. Admire the Prayer Hall, the Mihrab, and the famous red and white arches. Learn about the construction of the Mosque-Cathedral in the 8th century. Find out from your guide about the different expansions of the building, and all the hidden details of the architecture.

Cordoba Mosque & Jewish Quarter Tour with Tickets

5. Cordoba Mosque & Jewish Quarter Tour with Tickets

Explore Cordoba’s Mosque-Cathedral, one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Its construction Began in the 8th century and it became the second-largest mosque in the world. On this 2.5-hour guided tour you’ll discover the interior that features a forest of columns along with double arches, the Maqsura, the Mihrab and the impressive chorus located close to the Mayor Chapel. In the 13th century, under Ferdinand III, the mosque was converted into a Catholic cathedral. In addition, you’ll tour the city’s historic Jewish Quarter. Located near the Mosque-Cathedral, it is one the most visited areas in Cordoba. See the Synagogue (except Sunday and holidays), the Jewish Street, the Arabic market (Zoco) and the bronze statue of Maimonides.

From Seville: Córdoba and Carmona Full-Day Tour

6. From Seville: Córdoba and Carmona Full-Day Tour

Embark on a day out to Córdoba and Carmona from Seville. Enjoy a guided day trip to explore this UNESCO-listed Mezquita and hear all about the historic center of Carmona from your guide. See the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and admire the stunning Andalusian countryside. Depart from Seville in the morning and drive to Córdoba. Discover landmarks such as the Córdoba Synagogue and the natural wonder of the Sotos de la Albolaifa. Stop at Carmona, marvel at the built ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia, and enjoy the stunning views. Continue to Córdoba, once home to Romans, Moors, Catholics, and other civilizations. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the city's attractions include a Roman bridge, the Torre de la Calahorra, and the streets of the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba to discover a gem of Islamic art. Inside the mosque, make the most of a complete audio guide in whatever language you require. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch or shopping.

Cordoba: Jewish Quarter and Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

7. Cordoba: Jewish Quarter and Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

Explore the history of Cordoba on a guided walking tour of its main monuments. Starting from the historic heart of the city, discover the Córdoba Synagogue, Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Judería de Cordoba, and more. Departing from the Monument to the Lovers, visit the Synagogue (except on Mondays, Sundays and Festivities), where the main door is profusely decorated with Mudejar plasterwork, and three small balconies form a trefoil archway with inscriptions from the psalms.  Stroll through the complex network of small streets that make up the historic Jewish Quarter, enjoying the typical Andalusian flavor, and stop in decorative squares and streets to take in the sights. Round of your tour at the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, where the mixture of architectural styles reveals nine centuries of Cordoba history. Go inside to see the labyrinth of beautiful columns, double arcades, and horseshoe arches. Discover how a Catholic cathedral was constructed inside the Islamic mosque, with Byzantine mosaics crafted from marble. At the end of the trip, your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of local restaurants and taverns if you want to sample some authentic Andalusian tapas (cost not included).

Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue and Alcázar Guided Tour

8. Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue and Alcázar Guided Tour

Look inside the most important monuments of Córdoba on a guided tour to learn more about the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish influence in the city. Skip the lines to the 8th-century Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and marvel at its columns and double arches. Admire the mihrab (apse) of the former mosque, and stroll through the Jewish Quarter to see the synagogue, Arabic market, and bronze statue of the medieval Sephardic philosopher, Maimonides. End with a tour inside the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, one of the primary residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon.

Córdoba: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

9. Córdoba: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Córdoba has historically attracted travelers and civilizations because of its location on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, as well as for its sunny climate and its natural resources. Romans, Arabs, Jews, and Christians have all left their mark on the city of Córdoba with monumental buildings, works of art, and advanced infrastructure. During your time in Córdoba, see the main highlights of the city with a 24 hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass. Enjoy a complete trip lasting 1 hour and 20 minutes, or get off and back on at places that interest you the most. With this pass, you can marvel at the masterpieces of the Mezquita, the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, the Torre de la Calahorra, the Palacio de la Merced, and the Roman Temple. Visit the city of Medina Azahara, built by the caliph Abd al-Rahman III, in the image of his greatness. See museums and learn about cultural festivals, and experience the city to its fullest at any of the tours 17 stops. Cordoba Panoramica Route- Panoramica del Rio Jardin Botanico - Zoologico Ciudad de los Ninos San Basilio Puerta de Almodovar Mercado de la Victoria Gran Capitan Estacion de trenes/ autobuses Palacio de la Merced - Diputacion Malmuerta - Santa Marina Plaza Corazon de Maria San Lorenzo Realejo - San Andres Ayuntamiento - Templo Romano Arco del Portillo Puente Romano Banos Califales - Alcazar Cordoba Intima Route- Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos Mezquita - Catedral San Pedro Realejo - San Andres Palacio de Viana Palacio de la Merced - Diputacion Ayuntamiento - Templo Romano Plaza de las Tendillas Arco del Portillo Panoramica del Rio

From Seville: Córdoba and Mosque Cathedral Full-Day Tour

10. From Seville: Córdoba and Mosque Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools, and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless rows of red and white striped arches.  Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

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We took a wonderful private tour with Maria. She was very proud of the Mesquita and it's history. Her personal stories and historical knowledge were impressive. She was so enthusiastic the tour went well over the 75 minute advertised on the website.

Excellent guide, we left feeling we have come to learn so much about the historical relevance of the mosque cathedral and the other influences shaping this city. Very knowledgeable guide. Thank you

The guide was really engaging and knew a lot of details and was able to bring to life the history of the mosque cathedral

Stunning Islamic architecture spoilt by the imposition of the Cathedral. Well worth a visit.

Fantastically interesting with a guide (Chemi) who obviously loved his job