About Mosque of Cordoba

One could be forgiven for being confused about whether the Mezquita de Cordoba is a church or a mosque. It's actually both! The first construction on this site, in Cordoba, was a pagan Roman temple. In 572, after the fall of Rome, the Catholic Church replaced the temple with the church of St.Vincent. Then, in the 8th century, when Arabs conquered the area, the church was torn down and construction began on a massive mosque. The Christians re-conquered the area in 1236. Rather than tearing down the grand mosque, it was converted to Christianity and an altar was erected. It is not suprising then, that in 2010, the historic site of great importance to the people of Cordoba, was renamed as Cordoba Mosque Cathedral. The Mosque is one of the oldest buildings standing, from the time Muslims ruled this part of the Spain, formerly called Andalucia. 

Must See

  • Feast your eyes on the beauty of the blend of old Islamic and Roman architecture 
  • Enjoy gazing at the tiles with the mesmerising calligraphy
  • The astonishing arches
  • The Mihrab
  • The Cathedral 
  • The Bell Tower and Entrance Gates 

How to reach

By Bus:

You can take Bus no. 3 or 7 

By Train:

Its a half hour downhill walk from the railway station 

By Taxi:

12 minutes and costs 3.74 to 4.58 Euros

By Walk:

Only 10 minutes walk from the city centre

Tips

  • The visit can be perfectly enjoyed in the early hours of the day, so arriving in Cordoba a night before the visit is recommended
  • Since its a Cathedral/Mosque, one must dress appropriately for the visit
  • Running around the place is strictly prohibited
  • You must maintain silence to soak in the beauty and serenity of the place and also let others enjoy it
  • Taking pictures of religious practices is prohibited
  • Tickets are not sold online, you have to buy here only 
  • For better experience you can book a guided tour or buy a guide book or audio book
  • Carry small backpacks as bigger bags are not allowed, and no storage facility is available

Visit Time

March to October

Sunday:          8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. 

Monday:         10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday:        10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday:   10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday:       10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday:            10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:        10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

November to February

Sunday:           8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. .

Monday:          10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:         10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:    10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:        10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:             10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:         10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

Avoid visiting on Sundays and religious days to avoid the crowd

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Monday to Saturday: 

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m:                  Free

Children below 10 years:             Free

Day Time Visit:

Adults:                                         8 Euros

Children:                                     4 Euros

Night Time Visit:

Children below seven years:      Free

Children above seven:              9 Euros

Adults:                                     18 Euros

Students below 26:                   9 Euros

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Overcast Clouds 11°C

 

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