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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

  

Category

Mosque

Date

8th century

Style

Andalusi
Calle Cardenal Herrero 1
14003 Córdoba
Cordoba, Andalusia
Cordoba

Telephone+34 957470512

E-mailinformacion@cabildocatedraldecordoba.es

Websitehttp://www.mezquitadecordoba.org/

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.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Nov 01 to Mar 01

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

Rates

 

General: €10

Reduced: €5

Free admission

From Monday to Sunday: From 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.

Services
Audio guides
Baby changer
Brochures in various languages
Guided tours

Accessibility
Disabled toilets
Ramps
Wheelchairs

Reservations
Telephone: +34 957479170

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