Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar Tour
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 135 minutes
Very educational tour of 3 of the most culturally unique sites in Cordoba. As a day tripper from Seville was able to get a great perspective on these sites in a relatively short amount of time. Despite being off-season the latter sites (Synagogue and Mosque-Cathedral) were incredibly busy with high competition between different tour groups later in the afternoon. Note that this combo tour is actually 3 different tours back to back with people leaving and joining at each stop and some repetitive info. Our initial group of 6 was swelled to more than 30+ by the end.. Synagogue was very small and crowded, and the walking the Jewish Quarter tour seemed like an add-on to connect the Alcazar and Mosque-Cathedral tours. Unfortunately due to "new rules" for large groups we were not allowed to remain in the Mosque-Cathedral upon tour completion to view the incredible architecture at leisure. Great for seeing it all but consider smaller tours of each for a more intimate experience.
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. :)
Joaquin was an excellent guide with a great grounding in history of the mosque. He was very good at showing us the Alcazar, which was so much less impressive than the one in Sevilla. We learned a lot about its history and gardens. His stories added a lot of value. The star of the tour was the Mosque-Cathedral, and Joaquin explained the many additions to the original structure.
Absolutely brilliant our tour guide was so knowledgeable and did a fantastic job, I learnt so much and was absolutely blown away by the, architecture was amazing how they managed to do that all those hundreds of. Years ago is amazing! I highly recommend this tour in my opinion it’s certainly a must see!
Angela our guide was fabulous She is an art historian who has extensively studied the Mezquita. She has a cute sense of humor and speaks English very well. I would absolutely encourage visitors who are looking for a more meaningful experience to contact Get Your Guide