The Mezquita de Cordoba or Mosque of Córdoba, dating back to the 8th century, is arguably the most significant monument in the city of Córdoba, not only for its striking beauty but also for its unique history. The many religious changes the city has undergone over the centuries can be seen in this fascinating building. This UNESCO World Heritage Site formerly shared amongst Muslim and Christian worshippers is today a cathedral which is why it is still known as the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. The interior of the Mezquita is made up of 850 columns that seem to go on forever. These columns with red and white striped arches are quite distinctive and its uniqueness offers visitor a glimpse into the architectural design elements of the past. With many Moorish elements still evident throughout its interior as well as its exterior, this impressive monument with an unusual history is definitely a must-see attraction when in Córdoba.
Adults- 8 Euros Children- 4 Euros Children below 10- free
Tend to vary
Around an hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The prayer hall, the mihrab, the richly gilded prayer niches, the columns and arches, the courtyard of orange trees, the mosaic and plasterwork
Since the Mezquita is now a cathedral, Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities will not be able to pray inside the building however they will be able to locate prayer facilities nearby. The Islamic Cultural Center of Córdoba is situated close by and can be used by Muslim visitors when needed. They will also be able to locate a number of small masjids and prayer rooms spread across the city.
Although Muslim tourists will not find any establishments serving food insides the Mezquita, they will find a number of Halal food outlets in the city of Córdoba. Most of these restaurants are located in close proximity to the mosques or prayer rooms in the city. Muslim tourists visiting the popular monument could make inquiries at the Islamic Cultural Center, regarding the best Halal restaurants in the city.