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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

Closes in 24 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Roman Catholic church that was once a mosque. Blending many architectural styles, the structure evolved over the centuries.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle del Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
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After entering in through the gateway to the courtyard with orange trees, we were delighted to find that the queue only had four people in it (not like in Seville!). As soon as we entered the building I was stunned - what a wonderful feeling...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank E5756QGjohnm
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Cathedral built in a vast mosque which served the largest City in Western Europe is one of the wonders of the World. Guides are available. We had the wonderful Carmen, recommended by Hotel Palacio Bailio. Returned the next day. Lots of tourists of course....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RobertMBE2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've wanted to visit the Mesquita for several years. I was not disappointed! I didn't buy an advance ticket, €10 plus a €4 audio guide were perfect. I was able to wander at my leisure once inside and really take time to soak in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KTaylor1969
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Mezquita without an (audio) guide. Big mistake. Didnt get what was going on at all. Got all my information from a 3 paged pamflet. So big tip: get a guide!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeomeVdd
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mezquita is worth a trip around the world to see. Do whatever you have to do -- GO. Arriving between 8:30 and 9:30 am gives you entry for free and a bit (although not much) of a break from noisy crowds.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cwarrenlaw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spectacular catholic cathedral built inside a huge mosque. Dozens of elaborate chapels, tombs, priceless paintings and catholic artifacts and relics. Audio-phones or a tour is a must.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank xoxo923
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a place! Well organised. None of the queuing that blights Seville. Good audio guide, easy to use. But what a stunning place, shared over the centuries by Christians and Muslims alike and the place boasts both!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephenll14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it. Definitely a must see in Córdoba. We went a little later in the afternoon and it was perfect

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hp12118
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jaquin did a great job telling us the history of the place. I can’t remember the name of the tour group but I think I found it here on TA

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 647arlinc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After visiting the mezguita several times during past decades it is good to re-affirm that the charm is still there. The crowds have grown and selfie takers are all around. But still this can be the same calm place. Close the buzz outside your head...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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travelingbabyboomer
February 8, 2019|
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Response from ProdiptoB2 | Reviewed this property |
It’s open, but you need a ticket.
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MHogan2017
December 25, 2018|
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Response from rosanamuscio | Reviewed this property |
not sure,I was there on vacation
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MHogan2017
December 24, 2018|
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Response from Ivo C | Reviewed this property |
There are mass services in the church, outside "tourist" hours, but I think it is for locals only, there was security at the entrance and they were checking.
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Travel Forum Posts
Sanket M
Bengaluru, India
must see in cordoba (7 Replies)
Hi Guys, On further research and reading a lot of posts, it was difficult to shortlist a MUST SEE list. and have come up with the ones i want to do. HELP -ARE THERE ANY MISSING WHICH IS A MUST TO SEE?SO I CAN ADD THEM -ARE THERE ANY TO SKIP FROM THE BELOW? SO I CAN DELETE THEM? Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba Calleja de las Flores Roman Bridge
December 20, 2016|
Response fromSusan K|
Before you go, read the novel "The Hand of Fatima" by Ildefonso Falcones. It added considerably to my perception of the Mezquita. Knowing more about its history through this novel, I was moved to tears when I entered that bizarre, huge, fantastic building.
L279
San Antonio, Texas
Help with Cordoba day trip (2 Replies)
After reading reviews on paid guided day trips to Cordoba, we would like to do this on our own. Can anyone help us with logistics of taking a train or bus to Cordoba and visiting the Mezquita-Cathedral de Cordoba. We would be visiting on Oct 22 for the 10 am opening. What to do after visiting Mezquita for the remainder of day before returning to Sevilla late afternoon / early evening? Thanks
October 07, 2018|
Response fromBennyMalaga|
For trains: https:/…Buying.Renfe.Tickets.Online.html For Cordoba: Use Booking.com to look for hotels and apartments in The Real Heart of Cordoba. For those making a day trip to Cordoba, the train station does not have luggage lockers but the bus station beside it has luggage lockers. A taxi to the Mezquita will cost only about 6 euros because the distance from the train station is only 1.8 km. The best sights in Cordoba: 1. Mezquita/Cathedral - The most important architectural...More
KatPal2017
Sacramento, California
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba - tickets available? (4 Replies)
Has anyone been recently who can let me know if tickets are difficult to get? Many past posts say it is impossible to get tickets, as they limit the number of visitors each day now. Is it true that you need to book with a tour company to get tickets? We will be there in two weeks. Thanks. Also, is it reasonable to plan a train ride from Madrid, stop in Cordoba to see Cathedral, then head to Seville for a day trip... or is that way too much for one day?
June 07, 2017|
Response fromBennyMalaga|
You do not need to prebook the Cathedral/Mezquita. The queue is very short and I have not had to wait for more than 5 minutes.