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  • 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.

    We loved our guide Ana’s art history twist on the tour. This was an architectural marvel so it deserves to be explained but made the historical learnings that much more special and memorable.

  • Cordoba Mosque, Synagogue & Jewish Quarter Tour with Tickets

    2. Cordoba Mosque, Synagogue & 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, the Jewish Street, the Arabic market (Zoco) and the bronze statue of Maimonides.

    Cordoba mosque is a sight worth visiting at least once in your lifetime! The guide -her name was azahra- was exceptionally good. She was very informative and open to discussion. She made the experience much better than I expected. I enjoyed it very much.

  • Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue and Alcázar 4-Hour Tour

    3. Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue and Alcázar 4-Hour Tour

    Look inside the most important monuments of Córdoba on a 4-hour guided tour to learn more about the Christian, Muslim and Jewish influence in the city. Skip the long lines to the 8th-century Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and marvel at its forest of columns and double arches. Admire the mihrab (apse) of the former mosque, and then take a 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.

    The Alcazar was closed which was a problem but the rest of the tour was excellent The guide was also very good and informative

  • Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour

    4. Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour

    Meet your experienced guide outside the Mosque-Cathedral. 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. Admire the Prayer Hall, the Mihrab, and the famous red and white arches, and take pictures as you go around. Your guide will tell you about the different expansions of the building, and all the hidden details of the architecture. Next, join a walking tour around the historical Jewish Quarter, a must-do when in Córdoba. Start in Calleja de la Hoguera, where your guide will discuss the Jewish heritage of the area, and i...

  • Complete 4-Hour Tour of Córdoba

    5. Complete 4-Hour Tour of Córdoba

    Commence your tour of Córdoba at Plaza del Cardenal Salazar and learn the history of the Jewish Sephardi Quarter. Discover an old synagogue converted into an Arabic style chapel. Next, go to the souk, reminiscent of an 18th-century building in the style of an Arabic bazaar or typical Córdoba craft market. Continue to the 14th-century Córdoba Synagogue, built in the medieval era. Experience first-hand what life was like in the city at the 12th-century Casa Andalusí. Next, explore the Jewish Quarter and learn more about Al-Andalus and Córdoba from your guide. Enter the Doña Leonor Baths baths of the Arabic Palace before taking a tour inside the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs. See the official residence of the Christian kings and hear about its many secrets. Get a breathtaking view of the city and its enchanting gardens. Finally, admire the staggeringly beautiful Mezquita Cathedral (Mos...

    Tour guide was knowledgeable, tour has a bit hurried, finished in about 3.5 hours which considering the heat was OK.

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

    6. 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, and take pictures as you go around. You will learn about the construction of the Mosque-Cathedral in the 8th century, and how it was the second-largest mosque in the world upon comp...

    Any visit to the beautiful city of Cordoba must include the Mosque-Cathedral. A stunning building with so many incredible features. The experience was enhanced by our very knowledgeable guide who took us through the historical milestones in a very interesting presentation.

  • Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar Tour

    7. Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar Tour

    Begin your tour in the Courtyard of the Orange Trees at the entrance of the bell tower of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Enter the Mosque-Cathedral and be amazed by the blending of the two distinct religious cultures of Islam and Christianity. As you walk through the building learn about its long history, how it was built between the 8th and 16th-centuries, and its past as first a mosque and now a cathedral. Spend approximately an hour and 15 minutes in the Mosque-Cathedral. Afterward, head to the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs, skip the line to enter and spend about an hour here. Discover how the old palace was built in the 14th-century to conquer the last Arabic Kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Your tour concludes in the marvelous gardens of the Alcazar where you can take as many pictures as you want.

  • From Seville: Full-Day Tour of Córdoba and Carmona

    8. From Seville: Full-Day Tour of Córdoba and Carmona

    Depart Seville at approximately 09:00 AM and journey to Córdoba, visiting the village of Carmona en route. Stop in Carmona, built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Follow in the footsteps of the many civilizations that have lived there, leaving behind traces such as the Moorish alcázar, the Marchena Gate of the Almohad domination of Spain and the remains of the Roman Via Augusta. 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. Discover landmarks such as the Córdoba Synagogue and the natural wonder of the Sotos de la Albolaifa. Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba to discover a gem of Islamic art. Inside the mos...

    It was a really lovely and well-organized tour of both Cordoba and Carmona. It didn't feel rushed so we were able to be immersed in the Andalucian culture. Our tour guide, Ms. Reyes, was amazing and awesome. She definitely made the trip a lot better by adding a lot of fun. She didn't make the tour boring so all ages or everyone highly enjoyed the tour. If you're in Seville for a few days, I recommend that you book a tour of Cordoba and Carmona. You'll regret it if you don't book it. :)

  • Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba Guided Tour with Tickets

    9. Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba Guided Tour with Tickets

    Be awed by the spectacular beauty of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba on a 1-hour guided tour of one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Conserving the decorative style of an Islamic mosque, construction of the magnificent monument began in the 8th century. Later extensions vastly increased its size, turning it into the second biggest mosque in the world before it became a Catholic cathedral. Venture inside to discover a forest of columns and elegant double arches, and admire the ornate maqsura</em and mihrab (apse) along with other decorative highlights. Be led by an official guide to build a full picture of this landmark building.

    Excellent guide with loads of knowledge and a relaxed style of delivering. The tech which enabled us to stay informed within a 15-20m distance enhanced the experience. I don’t usually like being part of a group trailing around in a bunch but this has converted me.

  • Cordoba: Jewish Quarter and Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

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

    Explore the history of Cordoba on an approximately 2-hour walking tour of its main monuments. Available in Spanish, English and French, the guided tour departs from the Monument to the Lovers in the historic heart of the city. Visit the Synagogue, where the main door is profusely decorated with Mudejar plasterwork, and 3 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. End your tour at the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, where the mixture of architectural styles reveal 9 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 mosqu...

    Awesome, very informative guide. Learned a lot more that I would have traveling alone!

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What people are saying about Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,678 reviews

Our small group guide for the day was Azahara and she was incredible. I have been to the Mosque-Cathedral before but Azahara, with her in-depth knowledge, truly made the history of this monumental sanctuary come to life. Along with the Cathedral and Alcazar, Azahara was the best part of this tour.

We loved our guide Ana’s art history twist on the tour. This was an architectural marvel so it deserves to be explained but made the historical learnings that much more special and memorable.

The Alcazar was closed which was a problem but the rest of the tour was excellent The guide was also very good and informative

Awesome, very informative guide. Learned a lot more that I would have traveling alone!

Very good English speaking guide. Detailed explanation of things to see.