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Great Mosque of Cordoba

  • Great Mosque of Cordoba © Turespaña

    Great Mosque of Cordoba © Turespaña

  • Mosque of Cordoba

    Mosque of Cordoba

  • View of the Mosque of Cordoba © Turespaña

    View of the Mosque of Cordoba © Turespaña

  • Mosque of Cordoba

    Mosque of Cordoba





8th century


Calle Cardenal Herrero 1
14003 Córdoba
Cordoba, Andalusia

Telephone+34 957470512


The mosque-cathedral

The Great Mosque of Cordoba is a mixture of architectural styles superimposed on one another over the nine centuries its construction and renovations lasted.

Standing in the historic centre, it is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art in Spain. It was built in 785 by the Muslim emir Abdurrahman I, on the site of the ancient Visigoth church of San Vicente. The mosque underwent consecutive extensions over later centuries. Abdurrahman III had a new minaret built whilst in 961 Al-Hakam II extended the ground plan and decorated the mihrab (prayer niche). The last renovation was carried out by Al-Mansur in 987. As a result, the interior resembles a labyrinth of beautiful columns with double arcades and horseshoe arches. After the Christian conquest in 1523, the cathedral was built inside, and features highlights such as the main altarpiece, the Baroque altarpiece and the mahogany choir stalls. The mihrab is considered one of the most important in the Muslim world, and is the finest piece in the mosque. The decoration is Byzantine mosaic with crafted marble. The courtyard of the Orange Trees leads to the complex.

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Nov 01 to Feb 29

Monday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Mar 01 to Oct 31

Monday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Opening times correspond to daytime visits, for nighttime opening times please check the official website



General: €10

Reduced: €5

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Telephone: +34 957479170

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Procession during Easter Week in Cordoba © Turismo de Córdoba

Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020

Easter week in Cordoba


Apr 22, 2020 to Apr 26, 2020

Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting

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Apr 26, 2020

Battle of the flowers

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Apr 30, 2020 to May 3, 2020

Crosses of May

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