Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue and Alcázar 4-Hour Tour
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- Duration: 3.5 hours
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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.
This was a really good experience. Our friendly guide, Guido, picked us up in a minivan at 9.00a.m. Stopped at Carmona and then on to Cordova. After a walking tour lasting two hours we had time to shop and get a bite to eat and went to the mosque at 4.00p.m. Back in Seville around 7.00p.m. Despite the full schedule nothing felt rushed. The mosque has only to be seen to be believed and was the highlight of our holiday without a doubt. The company were very good at confirming meet-up arrangements and even sent a pin by text message. Van was comfortable and was better than a big bus in areas with narrow streets (well done Guido!). All in all a wonderful day. Thank you Naturanda.
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!