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“Excellent historical building and quite nostalgic”

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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1-hour Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 148 things to do in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 April 2018

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.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 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
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 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 AtivAtivAtiv
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 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
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

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
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