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Córdoba: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

1. Córdoba: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour

Meet your experienced guide who will have a profound knowledge of both the Mosque-Cathedral itself and its contents. After being provided with a headset, start your tour by listening to an introduction to the history of the mosque. Explore the courtyard of the complex, called the Patio de los Naranjos. Soak up the atmosphere of this peaceful space with lots of greenery, and marvel at the beautiful Bell Tower. Then skip the ticket line to enter the monument without any hassle. Follow your guide as they take you around the mosque. Hear about its design, and why the monument is one of the most important buildings in Islamic architecture. Admire the Prayer Hall, the Mihrab, and the famous red and white arches. Learn about the construction of the Mosque-Cathedral in the 8th century. Find out from your guide about the different expansions of the building, and all the hidden details of the architecture.

Cordoba: Flower Courtyards Walking Tour

2. Cordoba: Flower Courtyards Walking Tour

This visit offers an overview of the culture of the patios, the flower courtyards of the city. The tour itinerary will take you through a selection of patio-houses that have been awarded prizes in the local competition and are located in San Basilio Area. These beautiful courtyards, maintained throughout the year, are usually only opened to the public during the popular competition that takes place in May. However, in this tour you will be able to enjoy these private houses and its famous patios out-of-competition, without crowds and with exclusive and personal guidance by their caretakers. Discover intimate and private areas where you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of flowers and plants and bring back to life traditions that are disappearing from habits and customs due to current ways of life. Admire the unique courtyards of the Cordoba Patios Festival, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2012.

Córdoba: Mosque, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue Tour with Ticket

3. Córdoba: Mosque, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue Tour with Ticket

Embark on a guided tour of Córdoba with skip-the-line entry to the great Mosque-Cathedral. Follow your guide through the historical Jewish Quarter and step inside the impressive Synagogue. Meet your experienced guide outside the Mosque-Cathedral. After being provided with a headset, start your tour by listening to an introduction to the history of the mosque. Explore the courtyard of the complex, called the Patio de los Naranjos. Soak up the atmosphere of this peaceful space with lots of greenery, and marvel at the beautiful Bell Tower. Then skip the ticket line to enter the monument without any hassle. Follow your guide as they take you around the mosque. Admire the Prayer Hall, the Mihrab, and the famous red and white arches, and take pictures as you go around. Your guide will tell you about the different expansions of the building, and all the hidden details of the architecture. Next, join a walking tour around the historical Jewish Quarter, a must-do when in Córdoba. Start in Calleja de la Hoguera, where your guide will discuss the Jewish heritage of the area and its importance in the city's development. Stroll around the El Zoco artisans market, the picturesque Plaza del Cardenal Salazar, and the narrow Calleja de la luna. See the souk, the Chapel of Saint Bartholomew, and the statue of one of the most important thinkers in the world: Maimónides. Also, head inside the Synagogue, one of the best-preserved in Spain.

Private Tour of the Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter

4. Private Tour of the Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter

Let an expert take you on a private tour inside the most important building of Cordoba, the Great Mosque-Cathedral. The Cathedral is a spectacular testimony to the age of the caliphate, when Islam ruled. Explore the former Islamic mosque, which has been a Catholic cathedral since the Conquest. Discover an amazing mixture of architectural styles, constructed over 9 centuries. Standing in the historic center of Cordoba, the Mosque-Cathedral is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art in Spain. It was first built in 785 by the Muslim emir Abderrahman I, on the site of an ancient Visigoth church of San Vicente. Once outside the building, wander through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and learn about its history. At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to help you find a local restaurant or a tavern for tapas and can give you recommendations for other places to see in the city.

Cordoba Courtyards by Bike, Electric Bike

5. Cordoba Courtyards by Bike, Electric Bike

Explore the patios of Cordoba by your choice of bike or electric bike and enjoy the fragrance of the different courtyards in bloom. Select your preferred mode of transportation, you can choose between electric or normal bikes for the same price. Visit 4 of the most beautiful courtyards of the historical houses, to contrast the different styles. Discover this wonderful tradition and know more about of the origins of this unique festivity, declared inmaterial heritage of humanity by the Unesco. In all the tour you will be in the company of an experimented guide, that will guide you through the city of Córdoba and their beautiful streets and courtyards.

Cordoba: Private 3-Hour Monuments Tour

6. Cordoba: Private 3-Hour Monuments Tour

With this private walking tour of Cordoba and with one of the best local qualified guides you will learn about the city history though its remarkable sites. Visit the most important monuments of Cordoba in the afternoon that is not so crowded as mornings, you will start with the Mosque-Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be inside this monument, the most important of Cordoba about one hour or more. It's a private tour - your guide follows your rythm and will explain you everything about this wonderful building. After the Mosque-Cathedral, your guide will conduct you to the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, the residence of Fernando and Isabel, who reigned from this palace-fortress for 8 years. Your guide will also show and explain you the grounds and beautiful gardens of this site that was made a historical monument in 1931 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Finally your guide will conduct you through the Jewish Quarter, a complex network of little streets with a typical Andalusian flavor. At the end of the tour, your guide will be available to help you chosing a good restaurant to eat at or a tavern for tapas and help you to visit other places to see in the city.

From Seville: Córdoba and Carmona Full-Day Tour

7. From Seville: Córdoba and Carmona Full-Day Tour

Embark on a day out to Córdoba and Carmona from Seville. Enjoy a guided day trip to explore this UNESCO-listed Mezquita and hear all about the historic center of Carmona from your guide. See the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and admire the stunning Andalusian countryside. Depart from Seville in the morning and drive to Córdoba. Discover landmarks such as the Córdoba Synagogue and the natural wonder of the Sotos de la Albolaifa. Stop at Carmona, marvel at the built ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia, and enjoy the stunning views. Continue to Córdoba, once home to Romans, Moors, Catholics, and other civilizations. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the city's attractions include a Roman bridge, the Torre de la Calahorra, and the streets of the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba to discover a gem of Islamic art. Inside the mosque, make the most of a complete audio guide in whatever language you require. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch or shopping.

From Seville: Private Transfer to Granada and Córdoba Tour

8. From Seville: Private Transfer to Granada and Córdoba Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Seville and journey to the impressive city of Córdoba. Go to the Mezquita de Córdoba to look at its intricate arches and marvel at one of the finest examples of Islamic art in Spain. Then, stroll the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and contrast the patios of colorful flowers with the whitewashed walls and Spanish tiles. Discover highlights such as the Synagogue, Royal Stables, and the Alcázar before sampling local tapas, such as flamenquin (pork roll) and salmorejo (cold tomato and bread soup) at your own expense. Pass the historic water mills of the Guadalquivir River and the impressive Roman bridge. Finally, be transferred to the city of Granada. Be dropped off in the city to continue your exploration of Andalucia.

From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

9. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

10. Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

Discover the modern, Moorish and medieval Cordoba on this fantastic 2-hour bike tour. Your guide will explore with you different corners of the ancient city as you get to know all the history that its walls have seen. Experience the modern facets of Cordoba, pass by the Christian Reconquest and its beautiful churches, visit the city center and discover the unforgettable Moorish Cordoba. These tours respect the environment with electric bikes to ensure the health of both the city and those visiting it. What's more, you can see the best-hidden corners of the city on a bike which simply can't be explored with a car or bus.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Juan Carlos is extremely knowledgeable about the Mezquita and surrounding area. He was very effective in conveying to our group why the building was and is so important, how it developed over the years, and the broader historic and cultural context. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the time with him!

The tour was absolutely great, we had a guide that was very knowledgeable and fun. We learned so much about Cordoba which has a lot to offer and is full of history. The guide told us about the Mezquita and the Jewish quarter with passion which made this a unique experience for us.

our guide was so well versed and excited about the political, religious, and architectural history. I do not think I would have appreciated the cathedral half as much without the explanation. This was definitely a high point of my trip.

The tour was well managed. The operator was clear on pick up directions. Inez the guide was lovely and informative.

I think the guide was named Maria…very informative answers to questions very thoughtful … knew her stuff