Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba, Cordoba

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History meets beauty at Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba, 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. Put Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba into our Cordoba travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Estuvimos en la entrada a primera hora de la mañana. Compramos los tiquetes y entramos sin problemas. El lugar es enorme, asi que a pesar de que habia muchos visitantes no hubo ninún inconveniente. Va...  more »
  • Nothing to do outside as inner beauty... Entrance 10 euro for adults, are worth paying them.
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  • Impressive ... ... beautiful ... ... to take your breath away as you enter! Too bad the original mosque was ruined by the introduction at the heart of a Christian Cathedral.
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  • Beautiful and fascinating information Museum and antiques
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  • The Cordoba Center is very nice with the mosque and its typical streets adorned with flowers do not hesitate to visit it
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  • I was impressed.
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