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Great Cathedral and Mosque

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Address: calle Cardenal Herrero 1, 14003 Cordoba, Spain (Formerly Excmo. Cabildo Catedralicio de Córdoba)
Phone Number: 957 470512
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Sun 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Roman Catholic church that was once a mosque. Blending many architectural...
Roman Catholic church that was once a mosque. Blending many architectural styles, the structure evolved over the centuries.
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Absolutely beautiful, we visited twice during our stay in Cordoba. The first time we were part of a guided group which was interesting as we learned all about the history - and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful, we visited twice during our stay in Cordoba. The first time we were part of a guided group which was interesting as we learned all about the history - and quite a history it is. Do read up about it before you go as you will be able to put it all into context. However it is rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I have visited many Cathedrals, all with similarities. This one, however, is so different, as it started out as a Mosque. It is absolutely beautiful. Spent quite a long time there, and it is definitely worth the entrance fee. The narrow streets and alleyways around it, are very interesting, with some nice little shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I was staying in a hotel facing the mezquita and was told that between 0830 and 0930 you can enter for free, but you must leave at half 9 or pay. I got there for opening and I wasn't disappointed. The two styles of mosque and cathedral and beautiful to look at alongside one another. I would suggest looking up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The mosque itself is amazing and well worth the 8 euros, the architecture, the history, the atmosphere, brilliant. However it us utter chaos to enter. There are no signs to tell you where to go to pay, only a queue to enter the mosque, which when you get to the front, you are told you need a ticket. The ticket... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

From outside Mosque is not very special, but one inside it is very different than anything else in Europe. Mosque with Cathedral integrated within is very special and beautiful. Recommending to visit at least once in lifetime.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Simple day trip from Seville, absolutely beautiful and strange. The mosqué catherdral doesn't take very long to visit, but worth spending at least 2 hours inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Definitely the high point of our visit to Andalucia and that was after queueing in the rain to get in. Make sure you get the audio guide - it's worth the few extra euros to understand the incredible history of this place. Not only is it the most awesome feat of architecture and construction, it will also challenge your thinking... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The great mosque is a great mix of classical reuse and Moorish integration. When the Christians arrived a church was plunked into the center of the moorish field of columns bringing its own sense of artistic sensibilities. With our 21st cent view we see 1500 yrs of spectacular architecture.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fascinating to see how the various cultures have influenced this building...from Romans to Visigoths, Muslims to Catholics. I wasn't impressed with the tone of the pamphlet...verges on disparaging towards Islam. Really wish for more understanding and respect. This could be a space that is inclusive of ALL faiths. It is certainly big enough!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Everyone says this is the tourist place to see, and for once it really is. Take the hand-held audio and really use it to get a sense of how the building evolved over the years. Pause frequently, and look up to catch the light effects and the quiet calm of the place. Even the cathedral is not as bling as... More 

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