Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
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- Duration: 2.5 hours
Explore Cordoba’s Mosque-Cathedral, one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Its construction Began in the 8th century and it became the second-largest mosque in the world. On this 2.5-hour guided tour you’ll discover the interior that features a forest of columns along with double arches, the Maqsura, the Mihrab and the impressive chorus located close to the Mayor Chapel. In the 13th century, under Ferdinand III, the mosque was converted into a Catholic cathedral. In addition, you’ll tour the city’s historic Jewish Quarter. Located near the Mosque-Cathedral, it is one the most visited areas in Cordoba. See the Synagogue, the Jewish Street, the Arabic market (Zoco) and the bronze statue of Maimonides.
Cordoba mosque is a sight worth visiting at least once in your lifetime! The guide -her name was azahra- was exceptionally good. She was very informative and open to discussion. She made the experience much better than I expected. I enjoyed it very much.
Look inside the most important monuments of Córdoba on a 4-hour guided tour to learn more about the Christian, Muslim and Jewish influence in the city. Skip the long lines to the 8th-century Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and marvel at its forest of columns and double arches. Admire the mihrab (apse) of the former mosque, and then take a stroll through the Jewish Quarter to see the synagogue, Arabic market and bronze statue of the medieval Sephardic philosopher, Maimonides. End with a tour inside the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, one of the primary residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon.
The Alcazar was closed which was a problem but the rest of the tour was excellent The guide was also very good and informative
Meet your experienced guide outside the Mosque-Cathedral. After being provided with a headset, start your tour by listening to an introduction to the history of the mosque. Explore the courtyard of the complex, called the Patio de los Naranjos. Soak up the atmosphere of this peaceful space with lots of greenery, and marvel at the beautiful Bell Tower. Then skip the ticket line to enter the monument without any hassle. Follow your guide as they take you around the mosque. Admire the Prayer Hall, the Mihrab, and the famous red and white arches, and take pictures as you go around. Your guide will tell you about the different expansions of the building, and all the hidden details of the architecture. Next, join a walking tour around the historical Jewish Quarter, a must-do when in Córdoba. Start in Calleja de la Hoguera, where your guide will discuss the Jewish heritage of the area, and i...
Commence your tour of Córdoba at Plaza del Cardenal Salazar and learn the history of the Jewish Sephardi Quarter. Discover an old synagogue converted into an Arabic style chapel. Next, go to the souk, reminiscent of an 18th-century building in the style of an Arabic bazaar or typical Córdoba craft market. Continue to the 14th-century Córdoba Synagogue, built in the medieval era. Experience first-hand what life was like in the city at the 12th-century Casa Andalusí. Next, explore the Jewish Quarter and learn more about Al-Andalus and Córdoba from your guide. Enter the Doña Leonor Baths baths of the Arabic Palace before taking a tour inside the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs. See the official residence of the Christian kings and hear about its many secrets. Get a breathtaking view of the city and its enchanting gardens. Finally, admire the staggeringly beautiful Mezquita Cathedral (Mos...
Tour guide was knowledgeable, tour has a bit hurried, finished in about 3.5 hours which considering the heat was OK.
Depart Seville at approximately 09:00 AM and journey to Córdoba, visiting the village of Carmona en route. Stop in Carmona, built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Follow in the footsteps of the many civilizations that have lived there, leaving behind traces such as the Moorish alcázar, the Marchena Gate of the Almohad domination of Spain and the remains of the Roman Via Augusta. Continue to Córdoba, once home to Romans, Moors, Catholics and other civilizations. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the city's attractions include a Roman bridge, the Torre de la Calahorra and the streets of the Jewish Quarter. Discover landmarks such as the Córdoba Synagogue and the natural wonder of the Sotos de la Albolaifa. Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba to discover a gem of Islamic art. Inside the mos...
It was a really lovely and well-organized tour of both Cordoba and Carmona. It didn't feel rushed so we were able to be immersed in the Andalucian culture. Our tour guide, Ms. Reyes, was amazing and awesome. She definitely made the trip a lot better by adding a lot of fun. She didn't make the tour boring so all ages or everyone highly enjoyed the tour. If you're in Seville for a few days, I recommend that you book a tour of Cordoba and Carmona. You'll regret it if you don't book it. :)
Explore the history of Cordoba on an approximately 2-hour walking tour of its main monuments. Available in Spanish, English and French, the guided tour departs from the Monument to the Lovers in the historic heart of the city. Visit the Synagogue, where the main door is profusely decorated with Mudejar plasterwork, and 3 small balconies form a trefoil archway with inscriptions from the psalms. Stroll through the complex network of small streets that make up the historic Jewish Quarter, enjoying the typical Andalusian flavor, and stop in decorative squares and streets to take in the sights. End your tour at the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, where the mixture of architectural styles reveal 9 centuries of Cordoba history. Go inside to see the labyrinth of beautiful columns, double arcades and horseshoe arches. Discover how a Catholic cathedral was constructed inside the Islamic mosqu...
Awesome, very informative guide. Learned a lot more that I would have traveling alone!
Meet your guide in the Mosque of Cordoba. Start by visiting the Mezquita Cathedral and discover all the details and corners of this monument and stroll through the Patio de los Naranjos. Then, continue on towards the Jewish Quarter. Commence in Plaza del Cardenal Salazar and learn about the history of the Jewish Sephardi Quarter. Discover an old synagogue converted into an Arabic style chapel. Next, go to the souk, an 18th-century building in the style of an Arabic bazaar or typical Córdoba craft market. Continue to the 14th-century Córdoba Synagogue, built in the medieval era. Next, explore the Jewish Quarter and learn more about Al-Andalus and Córdoba from your guide. Enter the Doña Leonor Baths baths of the Arabic Palace before taking a tour inside the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs. See the official residence of the Christian kings and hear about its many secrets. Finish the tour...
The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The tour was very informative.
Start your full-day trip to Cordoba with a drive by minivan from Seville. Once in Cordoba, visit the most important monuments of the city including the stunning Mosque-Cathedral from the Caliphate period. Explore Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, and the area's most emblematic streets, then marvel at the neighborhood's beautiful synagogue. At the square named for the great Maimonides, admire the secluded synagogue. At the end of the tour, take a walk around the town on your own. Explore the pedestrian streets of the Jewish quarter and try some of the delicious local cuisine.
Please duble check heating and air conditionning of the bus before transporting your clients. We have been freezing cold for 2 hours on our way to Cordoba. The microphone of the bus did not work. 210 € is very expensive for 4 hours visit
This tour is going to take you along the most charming streets and squares of the city. Our guide will show you the most beautiful corners, explaining the historical context that surrounds them. You will be able to get to know the life of Maimónides, Cardinal Salazar Square and see how Cordoba craftsmen work in the artisan's souk (bazaar). See one of the wonders of the city: the Cordoba Synagogue, built in the 14th century, still conserving much of its original decoration until today. The synagogue's small size points to it having possibly been the private synagogue of a wealthy man. The synagogue was decorated according to the best Mudejar tradition. At the end of your journey, you will understand why Cordoba is called a meeting point for three cultures.
Enjoy an amazing journey through one of Europe's largest old quarters and become acquainted with some of Córdoba's historic sites and architecture on this guided tour through the city's Jewish quarter. Start with a stroll along the Calle Judíos (Jewish street) and be enchanted by the Synagogue of Córdoba, a truly unique building for all of Andalucía. Then, pass along the Monument to Maimónides and learn about the life and legend of one of Córdoba's most important historical figures. Pay a visit to Córdoba's local Zoco (Arabian Market), the Moorish Chapel of San Bartolomé, and the Castle of the Christian Monarchs. The tour ends along the Guadalquivir river, home to more of the city's impressive monuments and architecture, and enjoy views of the Roman Bridge over the water, the archway locals affectionately named "Arc of Triumph", and the grand Tower of Calahorra.
The tour was a great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the different sights we visited and provided an excellent explanation of everything. Also was able to answer questions all the time. I definitely recommend doing this tour.
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We were consistently satisfied with the guide, both in terms of the organization and the competence of the guides. Gathering the group at the meeting point went smoothly and the tour started on time. The tour guide, who took over the Mezquita part, was characterized by a high level of professional competence and was extremely well versed in architectural issues. The guide who took over the Juderia part was characterized by an uncomplicated and fun manner and was locally rooted. All in all, a very positive holiday experience that even lasted more than 3 hours.
Experiencia Unica! Nos explicaron muchos detalles que a simple vista se pierden, la actitud de la guia es muy buena y quisieramos regresar para poder tener un tour mas largo, este fueron 2.5 horas, pero creo que necesitamos mas para conocer mas detalles de la mezquita y catedral!
Small intimate group, passionate guide (Andres), beautiful unique merge of different cultures religions in architecture and art.
The guides gave us very interesting information in a very enthusiastic way.
The lady was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions