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2.5-Hour Guided Tour of Córdoba Cathedral-Mosque & Alcázar

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    A blend of cultures awaits on this expert-guided tour of Córdoba’s grand Mosque-Cathedral and the Alcázar of the Christian Kings.

    Highlights

    • Unravel Córdoba's historic treasures on a 2.5-hour guided tour in Spanish or French, encompassing the Mosque-Cathedral and Alcázar.

    • A fusion of Christian and Islamic design awaits at the Mosque-Cathedral. Spot the evolution in unique features like the minaret-turned-bell tower.

    • Walk amidst bicolor arches in the hall, the opulent main altar in the chapel, and a life-size sculpture of the Ascension of Jesus atop the choir throne!

    • Soak up the charm of the Alcázar's serene gardens and courtyards, and hear stories of Roman and Visigothic eras from a Spanish or French-speaking guide.

    • Fun Fact: The most lavish room in the Alcázar, the Ambassador’s Hall, was built to face Mecca under Al-Mutadim’s reign. Its orientation was changed during the Christian kings’ era.

    Inclusions

    • 2.5-hour tour of Córdoba Mosque-Cathedral & Alcázar

    • Expert Spanish or French-speaking guide

    • Entry to the Mosque-Cathedral

    • Entry to the Alcázar of the Christian Kings

    • Radio guides for groups of more than 10 members

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Delve into the Glorious Past of Córdoba

    Experience the multicultural tapestry of history and art in the remarkable city of Córdoba on this 2.5-hour guided tour. Commence your journey with an expert guide within the grandeur of the Mosque-Cathedral, a beacon of Umayyad-Andalusia period. Once a Visigothic church, this UNESCO World Heritage Site underwent a metamorphosis into a mosque, eventually culminating in a cathedral. Witness expansions made by 4 different caliphs, each determined to leave his indelible mark on history. Traverse across a sea of 850 columns, made with jasper, onyx, marble, and granite.

    From Majestic Columns to Serene Gardens

    The second half of your tour transports you to the picturesque Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, having started as a Roman stronghold, transforming into a Visigothic Palace, and then evolving to its current form as a fortress. It was within these fortified walls that Christopher Columbus first proposed his exploring plans to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

    As you tread through the enchanting gardens adorned with serene fountains and meticulously manicured hedges, possibly one of the most photographed facets of the city, your guide will paint vivid stories of the famous fortress and its part in global history. Ensuring an enriching experience for larger groups, radio guides are provided so no nugget of information is lost in the crowd.

    What to bring

    • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

    What's not allowed

    • The stairs in the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos are not accessible for people with reduced mobility.

    • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

    • Baby carriages must be left at the entrance to the Alcázar.

    • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

    • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

    Meeting Point

    • Meet your guide at Puerta del Perdón de la Mezquita de Córdoba.

    • Address: C. Cardenal Herrero, 14003 Córdoba, Spain

    • Guide Identifier : You will find your guide with the orange umbrella at the Puerta del Perdón of the Mezquita Catedral, which is the door to the bell tower.

    • Landmark: Outside the bell tower in front of the SABOR A ESPAÑA shop.

    Get Directions to the Meeting Point

    Getting There

    By Bus

    • The closest bus stop is Puerta del Puente. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the meeting point.

    • Board buses 03 and 12 to get you there.

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