1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Cordoba
  4. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

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

Product ID: 131952
Get an in-depth history about the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba on a 1.5-hour tour with an art historian guide. Analyze every detail of the monument, from the days of the caliph Abd al-Rahman to the Reconquista of Spain by the Christian armies.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the amazing Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with an art historian guide
  • Learn more about the first caliph of Cordoba
  • Marvel at impressive features that mix eastern and western architecture
Full description
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 monuments 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.
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • One tapa of Salmorejo and one free beer

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Meeting point

Meet at the Puerta del Perdón outside the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 679 reviews

Review summary

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    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed this wonderful tour. We actually paid to get into the mosque cathedral the previous day but found out we were overwhelmed and wanted to know more of the history, construction and backstory Of the building and understanding of the people and cultures involved. This tour was the perfect solution, we are so glad we chose to take it and would highly recommend it. It’s the only way to see the building and truly understand it

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March 3, 2020

Absolutely fantastic -- both the Mezquita, and our guide Juan. He told us so many interesting things, made everything come to life, made the visit the highlight of our holiday. Our group was small and intimate, we could ask questions, and Juan always had answers that further opened up some fascinating history. Thank you Juan, you are a top-notch guide.

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January 17, 2020

our guide, Olivia, was very knowledgeable and she answered our questions patiently. fun tour and a must if you want to know the history behind this amazing place instead of just breezing through the area aimlessly. going for the afternoon tour is better with lesser people at the end of the day and less chaotic with people and better for picture taking.

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December 2, 2019

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Product ID: 131952