Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 27.94 per person

Get an in-depth history of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba on a 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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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 monument's 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.

Includes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 918 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
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    • Organization
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    Wonderful way to see the cathedral. The tour was in the late afternoon so the building was relatively quiet. Learned lots of fascinating facts one would not have known had I been on my own. Absolutely gorgeous building with many wonderful features and a fascinating history. There was time at the end to do some solo exploration as well. I highly recommend.

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    September 10, 2021

    La visita a la Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba con Fátima fué genial, recomendaria hacer la siempre guiada. Sino pasan desapercibidos las diferentes epocas de contruccion y no se entiende bien lo que ha llegado a nuestros dias. Fatíma en menos de dos horas nos lo contó de una forma muy clara y amena hasta para un niño de 13 años. Disfrutamos mucho de la visita!

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    August 18, 2021

    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

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