Guided tour

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

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA

From US$ 29.25 per person


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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English, French, Spanish
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  • 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
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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.

  • Art historian guide
  • Guided tour
  • Entry ticket to the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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This tour is a must if you want to understand the history of this stunning building. Rebecca our guide was great, she clearly loves explaining to us visitors the story of the place, and she has a great sense of humour which was a bonus. So many thanks to you Rebecca!

March 24, 2023

This is a must see, a wonder in its scope and an architectural commentary of Spanish history. The size of the great mosque is overwhelming as is the forest of arches and columns. The cathedral built in center proved not a jarring as I thought it would be, and out guide was excellent at showing how, once the cathedral had a full congregation, it seemed to be its own separate building, no a smaller one inside a much larger one.

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March 24, 2023

Our guide was Saray, and she was truly The Boss! You can see how much she knows -and loves- this place. The Mosque Cathedral is justly a treasure of all humanity. What a privilege to walk its floors and roam its naves. Pleases don't leave your tour without asking about the Ferdinand Churches Route, you can only access and attend with special entrance tickets provided by your guide.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 131952