Guided tour

Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA
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Get an in-depth history of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba on a tour with an art historian guide. Analyze every detail of the monument, from the days of the caliph Abd al-Rahman to the Reconquista of Spain by the Christian armies.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the amazing Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with an art historian guide
  • Learn more about the first caliph of Cordoba
  • Marvel at impressive features that mix eastern and western architecture
Full description

Learn more about the 8th-century caliphate of Abd al-Rahman I on a guided tour the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with an art historian guide.

Hear about the monument's different stages of construction, from the old Basilica of San Vicente, built during the Spanish Visigoth empire through the primitive mosque built by Abd al-Rahman I to rival the great mosques of the East.

Explore successive extensions through to the time of Almanzor, ruler of Muslim Iberia under the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba.

Hear about the Reconquista of Cordoba by the Christian armies of Fernando III, when the mosque was converted into a cathedral.

Admire architectural motifs, such as the double arches that gave the building height and were considered revolutionary for their time.

Includes
  • Art historian guide
  • Guided tour
  • Entry ticket to the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1159 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Great tour. Easy to find the meeting point. Ana, the guide, speaks fluent English. She explained the main parts od history behind The Mosque-Cathedral on a very simple and interesting way. Encourages interaction not only listening. I would reccomend to go on the tour in the afternoon because is much less crowd in and around The Mosque-Cathedral.

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May 15, 2022

The tour was really nice. My guide was Rebecca and she was sweet and nice during the whole tour. She was relaxed and did not make us rush as it happened with other tours I had. She was really professionals and gave us useful and interesting information without exaggeration. She was fun and you could really see how in love she is with her job and the Mezquita! I highly recommend it!

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April 18, 2022

Wonderful way to see the cathedral. The tour was in the late afternoon so the building was relatively quiet. Learned lots of fascinating facts one would not have known had I been on my own. Absolutely gorgeous building with many wonderful features and a fascinating history. There was time at the end to do some solo exploration as well. I highly recommend.

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September 10, 2021

Product ID: 131952