The beauty of Córdoba’s great mosque, with its remarkably calm and spacious interiors is said to be one of the world's greatest works of Islamic architecture with all its intricate decoration. It stood at an age when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived side by side and enriched their city with a heady interaction of diverse, vibrant cultures.
Originally a small temple of Christian origin, when Muslims conquered Spain in 711, the church was divided between the two faiths which lasted until 784, when the Christian part was purchased by the Emir 'Abd al-Rahman I, who then proceeded to demolish the original structure and build the grand mosque of Córdoba we see today.
The Mosque of Córdoba is situated in Córdoba’s city centre, Spain. The nearest airport is Córdoba Airport and is approximately 6 kms to the city centre. From the airport you can take a taxi. Malaga airport which is approximately 170 kms from Córdoba is another option, with hire cars available at the airport or the train service. Getting from the city centre to the Mosque on public transport can be done via the city bus lines 4, 5, 6 and 7
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 09:00 – 10:30 and 14:00 – 18:00
There are so many things to take in when visiting the “Mezquita”; explore “Patio de los Naranjos”, a charming courtyard forming the entrance then wander through the imposing “Puerta del Perdón” while you take in the “Torre del Alminar”, an impressive 54m high bell tower. The building is most notable for its arcaded hypostyle hall, with 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite. Other prominent features such as an open court surrounded by arcades, screens of wood, minarets, colourful mosaics, and windows of coloured glass. It is almost impossible to overemphasize the beauty of Córdoba’s great mosque.
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Located only a few metres away from the Mosque are largest Arab baths in Europe, treat yourself to a bath or massage in these unique historical and architectural surroundings. Or try a guided tour of the magnificent Palace of Viana with origins back to 14th Century.
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