Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba Tour with Bell Tower Access

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Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba Tour with Bell Tower Access

From $42.42 per person

Take a guided tour of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba and learn about its origins as an Islamic place of worship and conversion to a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century. Climb the former minaret, now bell tower, for panoramic views of the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how a cathedral was built inside a mosque after the Christian Reconquista
  • Climb the bell tower and enjoy beautiful views of Córdoba
  • Admire the cathedral's Baroque altarpiece and the mahogany choir stalls
  • Explore one of he best examples of Islamic art and architecture in Spain
Full description
Enter the magnificent Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba to experience a former mosque turned Catholic cathedral following the Reconquista of the Middle Ages.  Discover an amazing mix of architectural styles constructed over 9 centuries. Standing in the historic center of Córdoba, the cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art and architecture in Spain. First built in 785 by the Muslim emir Abd-el-Rahman I on the site of the ancient Visigoth church of San Vicente, the church was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves. At the start of your tour, your guide will give you your ticket to climb the bell tower independently. Get information about the different times you can climb the former minaret to find panoramic views from 40 meters above street level. Once inside, see parts of the original building on its eastern side, and step on some of the eroded steps of the old minaret.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Audio receiver to listen to your guide inside the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
  • VAT
  • Ticket to the Mosque-Cathedral and ticket to the bell tower
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet by the olive tree next to the fountain on Patio de los Naranjos, Córdoba.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour starts at 1:15 PM. Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the starting time
  • You will be given your ticket to the bell tower at the start of the tour
  • Tickets to bell tower are for 4:00 PM, so you can do the guided tour at 1:15 PM. Stay inside the Mosque-Cathedral after the tour and then climb to the bell tower afterwards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5
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Breathtaking piece of history

First I have to say that the Mezquita completely exceeded my expectations. The mudejar architure and collaboration of styles throughout the century is just breathtaking. Our guide, Lourdes, was brilliant. Her knowledge of the history as well as clarity in explanations was really great. I thoroughly enjoy this tour and would highly recommend it.

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April 26, 2017

Visite très intéressante ! Guide pleine d'humour !

Visite agréable et intéressante mais déception tout de même. 2h de visite proposée mais en réalité 1h dans la mosquée avec le guide et ensuite visite sans le guide du campanile (1/2h suffit!) avec un horaire imposé donc pas le temps de profiter de la mosquée après la visite guidée ! Je conseillerais donc de prendre uniquement la visite guidée de la mosquée et d'acheter un ticket à part pour monter dans le campanile !

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July 21, 2017

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Eine sehr schöne und informative Tour

Eigentlich 5 Sterne für die sehr sehr nette und liebenswerte Dame die uns durch die Tour geführt hat. Trotz "Schulenglisch" haben wir die Damen sehr gut verstanden und wir fühlten uns gut aufgehoben! Wir haben den Guide akustisch gut verstanden denn: wir hatten bewusst unsere eigenen Kopfhörer mitgebracht! Die vom gestellten Audiogerät haben lediglich für eine Ohrmuschel einen Kopfhörer. Auf Grund der Nebengeräusche die dem anderen Ohr zukommen, hatten wir bei vergangenen Touren starke Verständnissprobleme! Bitte unbedingt eigene mitnehmen es ist sehr viel angenehmer!

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June 4, 2017

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