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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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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba Reviews
The Mosque Cathedral was declared in 1984 a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is located in Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain. It dates from the time Cordoba was the capital of Muslim Spain. To explain, in... more »
This cathedral is a magnificent place. Amazing way to see and feel history. This a must for everyone! more »
This place is beautiful and very big. Once inside you can wander the whole mosque-cathedral and there is always something to wonder at and their intricate, detailed work is very striking. The line was insane on a Saturday morning, it’s better if you pay with a credit card at the self-serve kiosks to the side of the ticket booths. The price is 10 euro per person. There are a lot of tourists but if you walk away from the main entrance you can find more space and less tourist and a perfect place to contemplate the grandiosity of this architectural gem.
I've seen so many beautiful, breathtaking things in my lifetime as someone privileged enough to travel the world many times over; as a location I would put this sacred site in the top-five most amazing places I have ever been. Glad that I went out of season somewhat, thus visiting when less overrun by the ever-swelling tourist hordes. Regardless, it's one of the few places on our amazing planet I'd unequivocally consider a must-see.
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