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  • Address: Calle del Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003, Cordoba, Spain
  • Hours: Summer: Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm Winter: Mon-Sat: 8:30am-6pm Sun/Holidays: 8:30-10am and 2-6pm
  • Admission: Adults: €8, Child: €4

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Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral) Tours

Originally the site of the Christian Visigoth Church San Vicente, Córdoba’s Mezquita -- or Grand Mosque -- stands as the city's most proud monument and one of the most exquisite Islamic structures in the western world. 

Its initial origins date back to the year 600 and, following the Islamic conquest in the 8th century, the site of the Visigoth church was actually split between Christians and Muslims for a time. Ultimately, it was bought out by the governor of al-Andalus, with the construction of the Islamic mosque beginning in 785 by Muslim emir Abdurrahman I. 

Since then, the structure has evolved right along with Spanish history. A minaret was added, and the building was enlarged, reaching its final size in 987. Then, when Kind Ferdinand conquered Córdoba during the Reconquista in 1236, the structure was consecrated as a Christian Cathedral. Following that, more changes ensued, such as the conversion of the minaret to a bell tower, and the addition of a Renaissance cathedral nave in the middle of the mosque. 

Nowadays, visitors can still witness these layers of history, appreciating the mosque-cathedral's 850 columns of jasper, onyx, marble and granite, the Muslim mihrab (prayer niche), and the striped horseshoe arches, which are so representative of the structure.

Practical Info:

Located in the heart of Córdoba, you can access the Mezquita via its Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), which is free to enter. Once there, you can purchase tickets at a kiosk. You can also enter the Mezquita at night with a separate -- albeit more pricey -- ticket, or enter during the day for free between 8:30am and 10am, Monday through Saturday.

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Great Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba History Tour, Cordoba, null
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Great Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba History Tour

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Walking tour with a local qualified guide, you will enjoy a tour of the Cathedral and former the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.02
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue and Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Guided Tour, Cordoba, Walking Tours
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Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue and Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Embark on a 2-hour guided tour of classic Cordoba, one of the most interesting and must see locations in this region. Make the most of your stay while in ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.71
Cordoba City Tour from Seville, Cordoba, City Tours
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Cordoba City Tour from Seville

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Enjoy one of the most amazing cities in Andalusia with this tour from Seville. Explore the wonders of Cordoba, where art, history and culture combine. Its ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Cordoba Day Trip from Granada, Granada, City Tours
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Private Tour: Cordoba Day Trip from Granada

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Cordoba is a captivating Andalusian city with many attractive monuments to admire. On this private tour from Granada you'll discover Cordoba's mosque, ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Cordoba Monuments Tour, Cordoba, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cordoba Monuments Tour

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Enjoy a walking tour of the most important monuments of Cordoba: Fortress of Catholic Kings (inside), Jewish Quarter (streets), Synagogue (inside) and ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.63
Cordoba Private Tour from Seville, Seville, Walking Tours
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Cordoba Private Tour from Seville

Enjoy this completely personalized private tour of Cordoba from Seville and explore the city’s most iconic monuments and sights. Get to know Cordoba with ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.47
Full-day Cordoba Tour from Seville, including Cordoba Mosque, Seville, Private Day Trips
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Full-day Cordoba Tour from Seville, including Cordoba Mosque

Explore the architectural and cultural treasures of Cordoba on a fascinating full-day tour from Seville. Wander the narrow alleyways of the Jewish Quarter and ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Historical Cordoba Guided Walking Tour, Cordoba, Cultural Tours
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Historical Cordoba Guided Walking Tour

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Join the Historical Cordoba Guided Walking Tour and see the most unique locations in the city such as the Cathedral and former Great Mosque of Cordoba, a ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.26
Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour, Cordoba, City Tours
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Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Join the Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour and visit the Mosque, Alcazar, Synagogue and Jewish quarter. Tickets and Local Guide are included for ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entrance from Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol, City Tours
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Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entrance from Costa del Sol

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Discover the Andalusian charm of Cordoba on this day trip from Costa del Sol. The intriguing ancient city of Cordoba was the capital of Moorish Spain for over ...  Read more

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