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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 54 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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Sandvika, Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is not well known that the site has free entrance most days between 8:30 and 9:30. However, it is a hit and miss. We found that we had to pay on a Tuesday but was allowed in for free on the Wednesday. A not-to-be-missed site though.

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London, United Kingdom
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The sheer size of this building is breathtaking, the symmetry of the work and the beautiful materials used has to be seen to be believed. Wonderful

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Madrid, Spain
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36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, spectacular, impressive, there aren't enough adjectives to describe the Mezquita of Córdoba. We were there during Semana Santa and it was closed during the day we wanted to see it, so we changed our bus tickets for the next day just so we could see it. It was so worth it, there's no way to go to Córdoba and... More

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

view the mosque at 8.30 to 9.30am as there is no charge and there are no large tourist parties, you are able to get the real sense of the space and view the architecture

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Mezquita is beautiful with its 856 columns, red and white arches, and beautiful prayer niche facing Mecca.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Cathedral and Mosque are simply amazing. The scale is hard to believe. The building was constructed over 400 years. You could spend hours exploring the Christian and Muslim aspects that are apparent through its years of history. Enjoy a couple of hours here.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is huge! A lot to see, allow at least 1 hour or more. The reviews have said it all! It is well worth seeing. You can’t go to Cordoba and not see this!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Magnificent mosque and cathedral. Prior to the entrance, there are horse carriages. The mosque is basic, walk right to the centre and you would be intrigue with the beautiful sanctuary.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Well worth spending some time wandering around, would suggest either a guide or talking tour handset as is easy to miss things in between all those over 800 pillars

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is the single must-see in Cordoba. The interior pillars of the mosque are stunning, and the Christian church, built within, doesn't take away from the original interior at all. If you can, go very early - tours aren't allowed in until about 10:00am.

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