Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Cordoba

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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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  • The jewel of Cordoba, visit if you go to the city, if you don't know what surprises, one of the wonders of the world.
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  • A gem that you can't miss. A genius of history that must be retained. It must be one of the wonders of the world.
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  • How many places in the world have a cathedral built into a mosque? The site is beautiful,and we loved this visit. The architecture is so unique and lovely.  more »
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  • The most impressive cathedral I have ever seen. There is a very nice walled garden with orange trees and fountains in front. Certainly worth the entrance fee of EUR 10. The inside of the mosque-cathedral is huge, with impressive decorations and breathtaking effects from light and shadows.
  • Very interesting place with full of history. Beautiful arches structure of the original mosque and added church. The handout leaflet at the entrance is very good in providing background information, timeline, phases. It can be busy in the afternoon. Toilet is no where near enough. No parking nearby. The nearest one is on northwest and you have to walk through the old town.
  • Amazing and iconic architecture and design. If you're in Cordoba this is a must see location. The place can get crowded, especially with tour groups so try and plan your trip at an off time. Tickets cost €10 a piece and can be bought at a ticket booth across the courtyard from the main entrance or at automated machines next to the ticket booth. The courtyard is free to walk around if you don't want to see the actual interior of the building.
  • Breathtaking. An architectural masterpiece. Simply a must visit. Tickets can be purchased in site, however, if you would like to visit the belltower, earlier is better. We visited in the late afternoon when there was less of a crowd. This made the experience much more private and enjoyable.
  • When I entered the cathedral, I was completely encouraged by its beauty! The most beautiful thing, I have seen in the southern part of Spain. One day I hope to visit it again
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