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Great Cathedral and Mosque

calle Cardenal Herrero 1, 14003 Cordoba, Spain (Formerly Excmo. Cabildo Catedralicio de Córdoba)
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Ranked #1 of 61 Attractions in Cordoba
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: The Cordoba Mezquita (Mosque) When the Moors arrived in Cordoba, they found a Visigothic church in the center of town. The Emir Abd ar-Rahman I... more »
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Even I have already visited many other cathedrals during my trip in Spain, I would still strongly recommended it as it was really different and splendid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very large place with lots to see & history to absorb. Definitely use an audio guide and a map. I was a bit surprised about the lack of security within this ancient, sacred place. Signs were posted about proper dress, no photos etc. but no one enforcing this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Fabulous old city.photographs of almost everything.good restaurants and splendid wine. Friendly locals. Could have stayed much longer

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a fascinating cathedral, immense history behind it, having originally been a mosque. One of the highlights of visit to Cordoba, don't miss it. Recommend visiting in morning before coach trips arrive.

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Montijo, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Normally when I visit a cathedral regardless of the religion to which he belongs will always expect to find an imposing building and this is no exception cordoba hence my reaction: Wow ... pretty much everything, the cathedral gardens, everything.

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Nauheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been in many churches around the world, but this is one of the best I have ever seen. Being a church for two religions, you feel history and conflict of two religions when walking inside.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of a trip to Andalusia! If you visit Cordoba, I doubt if you will miss the Mosque. It is so large and imposing, it seems to dominate the town. Visiting the mosque conveys the history of this area better than any book or tour guide can give you. An amazing experience. Some of the best meals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went down straight after breakfast to get in before the public are asked to leave before a mass at 9.30. The building is massive and well preserved, like a fortress. Inside a shady courtyard gives a pleasing first impression. Within the building, the strange juxtaposition of Islamic and Christian aspects is rather strange. Interesting to compare with Agia Sophia... More

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Hard to believe that this size of building could have been constructed so long ago. Well worth visiting, allow about 1 hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you like visiting churches - this didn't feel like one, at least not during normal visiting hours, it's 8 euros entry, and obvs in all famous cathedrals you have tourists taking pictures, but in here it's quite loud, tour guides are lecturing in all the pews, and it's overall quite loud - not at all peaceful - they do... More

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