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David H wrote a review Sep 16
South Portland, Maine3,024 contributions33 helpful votes
On our second day in Córdoba, we got an early start to enjoy The Mezquita Caterdral before the crowds arrived. It was an easy walk across Plaza de Santa Catalina from our hotel, and we arrived just at the time of our reserved timeslot to climb the Torre de Campanario. It's a relatively easy climb, and the views from the top are amazing. We stayed about half an hour, enjoying seeing the city from above, as a fog bank rolled in. It's difficult to prepare yourself for the enormity of the Mezquita, which looks even larger because of the sea of double arches that seem to go on forever. After wandering about for a bit, we followed the outside wall to make sure we didn't miss anything, including the mihrab, which indicated the direction in which the Muslims should pray. After completing our circuit, we went to the center to view the Capilla Mayor, which literally pokes through the roof of the mosque. To me, it takes away from the splendor of the space, although it is grandiose and impressive on its own. In my opinion, the drastic differences in style simply don't fit. All told, we spent about three hours here, and it was well worth the time and expense. Shortly before our visit, they began selling tickets online for both the Torre and Mezquita, which made the process even easier. If you are visiting Córdoba, I'm sure that this is already on your list of things to see; and if it isn't, change your plans to include it. Tip: If you don't have much time, you can enter for free from 8:30 to 9:30, and as a bonus, groups are not allowed at that time. If you want more time, I'd suggest choosing an early time for your visit.…
Date of experience: March 2020
Dimitris_SXB wrote a review Sep 3
Valencia, Spain239 contributions65 helpful votes
We bought 3 tickets from the web to visit the monuments at 10.30. At 11.20 the guards threw out all visitors without any previous notice or explanation. There is no way to see the whole place in 50 minutes! There was NOT even one from the staff who could speak English or French !!! The ticket office was closed and no supervisor was present to explain or give a solution. More than that, there is no detailed info (description, chronological details, etc) for most of the exhibits, which by the way are not so many. The building, of course, is huge and is a merge of the original mosque and the modified cathedral of the newer era. Ιn conclusion, one of the worst choices of monuments I have made to visit around Europe.…
Date of experience: August 2020
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Superhaq wrote a review Sep 2
London, United Kingdom90 contributions98 helpful votes
A beautiful place to visit and see some real history. Half mosque half cathedral. Very unusual. Be warned though, there is no where to get refreshments, so if you are visiting on a hot day, make sure you take your own water!
Date of experience: September 2020
Maribel R wrote a review Aug 2020
The night guided tour is highly recommended. Sanitary measures were taken: temperature, gel, distance, one use earphones, higienised audioguide...
Date of experience: August 2020
Katalin Győrfi wrote a review Aug 2020
Debrecen, Hungary46 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful outside and inside as well. You should buy the ticket in advance. I like the mix of culture.
Date of experience: July 2020