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“Once Majestic”

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue and Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Guided Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Roman Catholic church that was once a mosque. Blending many architectural styles, the structure evolved over the centuries.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The grand mosque would have been a most majestic structure before it was destroyed by the building of the cathedral in its centre and the obliteration of much of decoration. None the less, sufficient of the original mosque remains to excite and inspire.

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is mandatory for anyone visiting Córdoba, for it's historical relevance and for it's sheer beauty, the Córdoba mosque/cathedral is a must see for anyone interest in history, architecture, religion and art. It's unique construction rends it one of the most interesting testimonials to Spain's history and it's intersection with the muslim word. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This unbelievable Mosque stands still in the middle if Cordoba you can still imagine the Islamic period in Spain and the beauty and perfection of the construction, unfortunately you can see the forced catholic elements into the Mosque which don't make sense at all with the place, it is out of context. The beautiful oranges trees outside provide a great smell and colour to this place.
Outside the mosque be aware of the many gypsies, offering you a rosemary branch in change of money, there are everywhere, you just ignore them and don't fall into conversation with them, they will never give you alone.

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

A Cathedral built over a mosque! Very impressive. The red-white moorish arches are just incredible. The intricate designs of the ceilings and the images of the catholic saints and angels in a backdrop of moorish architecture simply proves that Islam and Christianity can co-exist peacefully. It is must visit site in your lifetime.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Having studied about Cordoba 30 years ago, the shared learning amongst the Arabs,the Jews and the Christians, it vivified history for me to be there. Walking through the Mezquita's peppermint-candy cane arches was enchanting--especially in December when there were few visitors to shatter one's private communion with the Past! For me, the Mosque was an introduction to fine intricacies and aesthetic of Islamic Art.

Thank MomPuffin
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