Guided tour

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

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA

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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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.

  • 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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The cathedral/Mosque was well worth the visit. Our tour guide spoke well and was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the facility. If an option, I'd have given the tour 4.5 stars. The only downside was the tour was a little on the dry side. That being said, an impressive facility presented by a very knowledgable tour guide

August 8, 2022

The Mezquita is very impressive. The guide knew a great deal. I would certainly have understood more in German than in English. The only deficiency was that the tour was moved from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. But that was not reported. Shortly before the tour, the time of 10:00 a.m. was confirmed again by Getyourguide, although it had apparently been postponed days before. That was annoying.

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July 17, 2022

Fatima was our guide here and she was incredible! Very knowledgeable and personable and able to answer follow up questions. Definitely would recommend a guide here, as it is an active place of worship and not a museum, so things are not labeled or described at all. Having her explain the architecture and history made our visit a lot more meaningful.

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July 7, 2022

Product ID: 131952