Great Mosque of Cordoba

Contact details

Calle Cardenal Herrero 1
14003  Córdoba, Cordoba  (Andalusia)
http://www.catedraldecordoba.es/index.asp?lang=en
Tel.:+34 957470512
Tel.:+34 957479170

Location

Córdoba

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Description

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.

  • Construction: Mosque
  • Artistic period: Arab
  • Historic period: 8th century
  • Setting: Fortress, Provincial Archaeology Museum, San Francisco Convent Church.

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Nov 01 to Feb 29
  • From Monday to Saturday

    From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • From Mar 01 to Oct 31
  • From Monday to Saturday

    From 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

Prices

  • General: €8
  • Reduced: €4
  • Children: Admission free

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


Services

Audio guide, Disabled facilities, Facilities for babies, Guided tours

Map



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