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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  • beforehand. The rating is valid for the general evaluation. The Arabic, simple part of the Mezquita is extremely beautiful. In its entirety really impressive but not intrusive. The situation is quite different with the Christian cathedral, which was also installed. This can only be described in the words "prostious, ugly building sin". How one can deface a building that was once impressive in its simplicity is incomprehensible to us. Probably just arrogant stupidity. The cathedral looks like a cancerous ulcer that you would like to cut out. Our eyes have truly offended this failed, overloaded architecture. The Mezquita is still worth looking at. This monster in the middle should be avoided.
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  • What a Beautiful place to visit. Such great history. Recommend going with a guided tour as there is much to see and learn.  more »
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  • Have you ever seen a church inside a mosque? Do you think is possible? It is, in Cordoba! Beautiful experience with a 8€ ticket. Inside you can visit the gradual development of the mosque, with distinctive features in the arches. In the middle of it, after the Christians invaded the country, it was built the church structure. Very nice experience! Don't miss it
  • Night visit is highly recommended!! one hour night visit is a fantastic journey guided by audio explanation, decorated with amazing lighting and emersive music, brings you back to each historical time. The music changes to match the construction theme, lighting changes subject to highlight what's mentioned in the audio guide. You cannot take photos or record video.
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