Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Cordoba

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Must see · Religious Site · Historic Site
History meets beauty at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, a rare blend of two religions. The massive mosque-turned-cathedral is famed for its "forest" of interior columns, topped with traditional Islamic red and white striped arches. Built in 786 by Moorish settlers, the structure was converted into a Christian church in 1236. Built over the course of nearly 250 years, the structure combines various architectural styles, with decorative elements ranging from elegant to gaudy. Despite the presence of the cathedral, which was added to the middle of the original structure in the 16th century, most of the mosque remains remarkably well preserved. Regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture, the site reminds visitors of the glory and importance Córdoba held in medieval times. Arrange your visit to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cordoba using our Cordoba trip builder.
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  • A stunning, exquisite architectural masterpiece. Beautiful interior and a unique fusion. The mosque details are particularly stunning. Disappointed in the roping off and inaccessible parts of the...  more »
  • I have been to the Mezquita several times. The mosque/cathedral is extremely impressive and worth a visit anytime. My review is of the evening experience called the Soul of Cordoba. The Soul of...  more »
  • Having been to all of the great cathedrals in Europe (we travel a lot), it's hard to exaggerate how incredible this site is. The cathedral is built into the former mosque in such a way that you can.....  more »
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  • A MUST SEE world heritage site. One place gathers Islamic and Christian heritage altogether. I’ve heard a lot about the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, but as said, seeing is believing. Tickets are quite cheap, 11€. I did the reservation in advance online but it turned to be quite easy in February. So I think it’s a good season for visiting. There are machines that allows you to buy your ticket in case of crowds. I also purchased the audio guide for 4€. It was helpful with useful information. The only thing that I wasn’t able to do was to climb the Tower. It needs a separate ticket and has a lot of stairs.
  • Amazing place, some of the most ingenuous architecture around. Beautiful environment and not quite overrun with tourists yet so still a good site to see if in the area. Worth the special trip as the city itself is amazing too. Recommend a guided tour as it gives you lots of interesting information but you can come and go as you please as well.
  • Amazing place. It’s something different from the any other mosques I have ever seen before. It’s huge inside and really unique. Worth to come to Cordoba and see this beautiful place in person
  • This place is beautiful and very big. Once inside you can wander the whole mosque-cathedral and there is always something to wonder at and their intricate, detailed work is very striking. The line was insane on a Saturday morning, it’s better if you pay with a credit card at the self-serve kiosks to the side of the ticket booths. The price is 10 euro per person. There are a lot of tourists but if you walk away from the main entrance you can find more space and less tourist and a perfect place to contemplate the grandiosity of this architectural gem.
  • A true wonder of the world. Lots of information available in many languages. Be sure to give yourself around 1-2 minimum to explore the grounds as there is much to see and the artwork is incredible. Audio tours are available as well.

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