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Córdoba Guided Tour of the Mosque, Jewish Quarter & Alcazar

1. Córdoba Guided Tour of the Mosque, Jewish Quarter & Alcazar

Get an in-depth introduction to the rich history of Córdoba on a comprehensive guided tour of the main monuments with an English or Spanish-speaking guide. Stroll the winding streets of the old Jewish Quarter (La Judería) to see the Souk of the Artisans, the Monument to Maimonides and the 14th-century Córdoba Synagogue. Then, marvel at the ornate tiles and rich Mudejar decorations of the Chapel of San Bartolomé. Visit the former residence of the Christian kings and queens at the magnificent Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. End with a look at the beautiful Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba.

Córdoba Mosque, Jewish Quarter and Alcázar 3-Hour Tour

2. Córdoba Mosque, Jewish Quarter and Alcázar 3-Hour Tour

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Córdoba on a guided tour of the historic city center, starting with the medieval Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos complex, known for its beautiful gardens and as one of the primary residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Learn more about the Roman, Visigoth, Muslim and Catholic monarchs and hear details about the Spanish Inquisition. Then, walk through the Jewish Quarter to see the monument to the Sephardic philosopher, Maimonides. Admire the Córdoba Synagogue and the white limestone buildings of Cardenal Salazar Square. Go to the Artisans' Souk on the way to the legendary Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Listen to explanations about the history of the sacred site, built on the orders of the Muslim ruler, Abd al-Rahman I in 1786.

Córdoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

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

Join a licensed tour guide and take a walking tour around Córdoba's highlights. Walk along the narrow alleys of the Jewish Quarter and learn about the area's history. Visit the Córdoba Synagogue and Mosque-Cathedral, and admire these monuments from the inside. Begin the tour in the Córdoba Jewish Quarter, where Jews used to reside between the 13th and 15th centuries. Take in Maimonides Square, Averroes, and Craftsmen Souk as you explore the area between the Deanes, Manríquez, Tomás Conde, Judíos, Almanzor, and Romero streets with your guide. As you wind your way through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter, stop to go inside the almost 1000-year-old Córdoba Synagogue. Later, marvel at the Mosque-Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Córdoba's most significant and representative building.

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What people are saying about Cordoba Synagogue

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4.8 / 5

based on 176 reviews

Our tour was of the Alcazar, the Jewish Quarter and the Mosque, but really, the Alcazar was nothing but the gardens that were built in the 1950’s, and the Jewish Quarter was a little better but the show stopper was the mosque. One word; wow! Do yourself a favour and skip the Alcazar and Jewish Quarter and just tour the Mosque. You won’t be disappointed.

This is one of the best tours we took while in Spain! Olivia is a superb storyteller and related information clearly and in an interesting way. She also went above and beyond by helping recover my lost glasses. Highly recommended!

Excellent treatment, very good explanation of everything we saw, Mosque, Synagogue and the Jewish quarter. Lovely rose, fully recommended.

Beautiful Mezquita. Spanish tour of the Mezquita, Jewish quarter and Alcazar. Very good guide.

We really enjoyed this tour. Suzanna, the guide, was excellent.