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

Skip the line Great Mosque-Cathedral History Tour

Product ID: 28529
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Explore the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and learn about its origins as an Islamic mosque and history as a Catholic cathedral since the 13th century. Discover a labyrinth of beautiful columns and horseshoe arches.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour - 75 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, considered one of the best examples of Islamic art in Spain
  • Tour a labyrinth of beautiful columns, double arcades and horseshoe arches
  • Learn how a cathedral was built inside the mosque after the Christian Conquest
  • Admire the Baroque altarpiece and the mahogany choir stalls
Full description
Explore the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a former Islamic mosque, and Catholic cathedral since the Conquest. Meet your guide at the only olive tree in the Courtyard of the Orange Trees (Patio de los Naranjos) for the start of your 1-hour history tour.

Discover an amazing mixture of architectural styles, constructed over 9 centuries. Standing in the historic center of Cordoba, the Mosque-Cathedral is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art in Spain. It was first built in 785 by the Muslim emir Abdurrahman I, on the site of an ancient Visigoth church of San Vicente.

The mosque underwent consecutive extensions over later centuries, the last carried out by Al-Mansur in 987. As a result, the interior is a labyrinth of beautiful columns with double arcades and horseshoe arches. After the Christian conquest, a cathedral was built inside, with highlights including the Baroque altarpiece and the mahogany choir stalls.

At the end of your tour, your guide will help you locate a good local restaurant or tavern, if you want to savor some authentic Andalusian tapas.
Includes
  • Local qualified guide
  • Audio Receivers to listen to the guide inside the Mosque-Cathedral
  • Mosque Cathedral entrance fee
  • VAT
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
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Konexion Tours

Product ID: 28529