Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Cordoba

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History meets beauty at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, a rare blend of two religions. The massive mosque-turned-cathedral is famed for its "forest" of interior columns, topped with traditional Islamic red and white striped arches. Built in 786 by Moorish settlers, the structure was converted into a Christian church in 1236. Built over the course of nearly 250 years, the structure combines various architectural styles, with decorative elements ranging from elegant to gaudy. Despite the presence of the cathedral, which was added to the middle of the original structure in the 16th century, most of the mosque remains remarkably well preserved. Regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture, the site reminds visitors of the glory and importance Córdoba held in medieval times. Arrange your visit to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cordoba using our Cordoba trip builder.
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  • Wonderful and historical sight! Well worth the day journey from Sevilla to Córdoba. Very impressive building, was blown away! 
    Wonderful and historical sight! Well worth the day journey from Sevilla to Córdoba. Very impressive building, was blown away!  more »
  • Amazing place. Coing in to this huge palace is a real experience. The Cathedral is built on 856 pillars inside an original mosque. It is a fantastic place but beware that tens og thousands other... 
    Amazing place. Coing in to this huge palace is a real experience. The Cathedral is built on 856 pillars inside an original mosque. It is a fantastic place but beware that tens og thousands other...  more »
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  • Must visit while in Cordoba! The Mosque-Cathedral is welcoming for all. The blend of multiple types of religious and historical architecture is a marvel. I appreciated every moment of this visit. I wanted to pray while Inside but didn’t feel entirely comfortable doing so while people walked around freely. For Christians however there are pews set up and services that take place daily. This did not deter me from having peaceful and silent moments throughout my visit. We were concerned about dress code as it is hot in cordoba but if you dress modestly then it will be fine. We bought tickets online for 11 euros per person but the time slot may be a suggestion and not set in stone. We arrived early for our 12pm time slot. We walked in at 11am by having our QR codes scanned by security without any issue. Beware of people hanging out by the entrance that want to read your palm. If you have your palm read then separation of you and your money is in your future. Tons of shops all around the grand structure as well as many good local food options.
  • A beautiful place to visit and a must see if you visit Cordoba. The Mosque/Cathedral is a very unique place, which has lots of history behind it. If you go for the first time get the audio guide its really good and explains all the history behind it over the centuries. You can easily spend a full day in Córdoba. Make sure you visit the Roman Bridge too, it's literally just outside round the side. Overall Córdoba was amazing lots nice places around to take nice photos and plenty of souvenir shops and places to eat. X

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