Guided tour Mosque-Cathedral
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Cordoba, Spain

Enjoy the only Mosque-Cathedral in Europe

Enjoy the only Mosque-Cathedral in Europe and skip the queue accompanied by a specialized guide, and thus understand every detail of this place declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1984.

This mosque, which was able to host up to 30,000 parishioners, was also the second largest mosque in the world, after the mosque in Mecca.   The visit begins in the well-known Patio de Los Naranjos (you will learn more about the Cordoban courtyards here), you can see the great bell tower that houses inside the wonderful minaret of the Aljama Mosque built by Abd al -Rahman III.

Once in the interior one does not stop being surprised along the walk among the 1,300 columns that form the building. From the foundation Mosque built by Abd al-Rahman I in the year 786, the journey through time takes us to the first extension, where the self-proclamation of Abd al-Rahman III as Caliph took place, giving rise to the Independent Caliphate of Al-Andalus, time of greater cultural splendour of the city of Qurtuba.

The last part of the visit will invite you to be surprised with the magnificent cruise of the Cathedral, which began its construction in 1523, and which is located in the Mosque.
If you want to know another tour related to the mosque of Cordoba, we present our guided tour of the Jewish quarter!

Meeting point

The visit will begin in Patio de los Naranjos in the Mezquita, next to the audioguide lockers. You can identify us by our blue Oway Tours umbrella.

How to get there

From the train or bus station:
– Bus number 3 towards “Fuensanta” until stop called “San Fernando”.
– Bus number 5 towards “Ciudad Sanitaria” until stop called “Glorieta de la Media Luna”.

By car
-Parking La Mezquita de Córdoba: Calle Cairuan, 1, Córdoba
-Parking Historic centre: Avenida de los Custodios s / n-, Córdoba
-Parking downtown area: C / Sevilla, 5


Cancellation is free up to 24 hours before the activity. If you cancel with less time or do not show up, no refund will be made.

More info

Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, one of the most visited monuments in Spain, conserving the style from an Islamic Mosque together with the Cathedral. Its construction belongs to the 8th century and it became the second biggest Mosque in the world. You will discover inside a forest full of columns and double arches, the Maqsura, the Mihrab and the impressive chorus located close to the Mayor Chapel.

Guided Tours

Inside the monument does not exists detailed information about the building, it is recommended to book a guided tour in order to understand better every detail inside this building declared world heritage by the UNESCO from the year 1984. The Mosque – Cathedral of Córdoba is one of the most famous monuments over the world.

The monument is one of the most important elements concerning to the Islamic architecture. TripAdvisor placed in May in 2017 this historical heritage as the most interesting place in Europe and the third one over the world. This Mosque, that had a capacity for 30.000 believers, it was also the second biggest mosque in the world behind the main Mosque in Meca. The visit starts in the Patio de los naranjos (main courtyard of the Mosque), where you can observe the great bell tower that is keeping inside the marvellous alminar built by Abd al-Rahman III.

Once inside you will be really surprised along your walk between 1.300 columns that form the building. From the first building ordered build by Abd al-Rahman I in the year 786, the trip thought the time takes us until the first expansion, where took place the proclamation of Abd al- Rahman III as the first Caliph, starting the Independent Caliphate of Al- Andalus, the most splendour period of Qurtuba. Later, you will be amazed with the following expansion by Al-Hakam II, considered the most important due to is reflecting the power in splendour, and there you can also observe the amazing Mirhab.

Crossing this expansion you will enjoy the last expansion, it was built by the vizier Almansur. The last part of the visit will invite you to discover the magnificent cruise in the Cathedral, that was built from the year 1523 and it is the heart of that Islamic building. In this same moment you will be fascinated observing the great renaissance bolt that covers the cruise, but even more, when you point your view to the choir in the cathedral, with a precious mahogany wood created by the sculptor from Seville, Pedro Duque Cornejo.

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