We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent historical building and quite nostalgic”

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Book In Advance
More Info
US$31.48*
and up
Great Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba History Tour
Ranked #1 of 145 things to do in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 2 weeks ago

Visited this historical town with my family during hot sizzling summer in a place which was all the time in my list to travel. Cordoba, a great town of the past and the fantastic mosque whch was later converted into a Christian church had given me the nostalgic feelings about the Muslim and Arab civilization's past in the southern Europe
. Most amazing place for a muslims of the world and people of various faiths as well, also with a traveller stand point fantasizing how mulsims used to visiting this mosque five times a day and offering their five compulsory prayers in a congregation behind the muslim prayer leader or Imam while standing in a neatly laid down rows. This buidling offered both architectural and religiouse glamour. Mosque was one of the early mosques in Spain or Andalusia which offered an icon for the rising power of muslims in the world and also the sense of glamor how scientifically developed those muslims during those days. Double story arches of the mosque are unique and selection of red and light pale color look attractive. The only saddest part which I felt during the visit was that mosques had been converted in to a church and muslims were barred to offer prayers. This was the exact opposite of the opennnes and graciousness of the early rulers of Cordoba who allowed praying for christians and muslims in the same building. I think this scenraio still be reversed and both religions should be allowed to pray. Narrow and tight street around the mosques specially in the Jewish Quarter was the treat to watch. Mosque has been greatly altered after the Muslim surrender to the Christain rulers in 1236 which was the most unfortunate part specially the tall and towering minarets that had been completely modified to demsotrate icons of Christian architure and lost its original identification.

1  Thank Tariq_Hasany
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (22,104)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"audio guide"
in 372 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 123 reviews
"christian architecture"
in 121 reviews
"original mosque"
in 67 reviews
"amazing building"
in 111 reviews
"an amazing place"
in 73 reviews
"bell tower"
in 142 reviews
"mezquita cathedral"
in 110 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 84 reviews
"southern spain"
in 78 reviews
"take your time"
in 97 reviews
"free entry"
in 66 reviews
"orange trees"
in 103 reviews
"arches"
in 606 reviews
"middle"
in 425 reviews
"beauty"
in 392 reviews
"juxtaposition"
in 67 reviews
Filter

51 - 55 of 22,107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, guys it’s amazing even if u have one day left in your plans of Spain u need to visit it with tour guide to take journey back in time.

Thank Anas C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Mesquita is a must-must in Andalusia, just like La Allambra in Granada and the Alcazar in Seville. Be ready the feel the power of this UNESCO site and take an excellent camera to photograph this magical moment!

Thank Maria A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque and cathedral are spectacular and surely anyone visiting Córdoba will certainly visit this. And rightly so.
However the audio guides although only E4 were annoyingly frustrating. One of our parties batteries ran out part through & we all struggled with the lack of marking of each subject. Giving only a general suggestion of the area in which each was located.
Are they worth the E4 - probably, but with some simple marking this could be oh so much better.

Thank jason s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the cathedral in the evening for the illumination tour. Really recommend this, to see this amazing building in the dark with each section illuminated as we toured was extra special

Thank jackie o
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba also viewed

 
Cordoba, Province of Cordoba
Cordoba, Province of Cordoba
 

Been to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing