Guided tour

Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar Tour

4.6 / 5

89 reviews

Activity provider: Cordoba a Pie

Córdoba: Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar Tour

Activity provider: Cordoba a Pie

From US$ 36.95 per person

Visit two of Córdoba's most important and famous landmarks. See the blend of culture at the Mosque-Cathedral and the skip the line into the Alcazar. Take a tour of the historic structures and learn their fascinating history from your guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish
Audio guide included
French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the present mix of culture in the Mosque-Cathedral
  • Skip the line into the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs
  • Learn the interesting history of the two famous landmarks
Full description

Discover the history and architecture of the Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar of Christian Monarchs on this guided tour. Save time while visiting the popular Alcazar with skip-the-line tickets. 

Begin your tour in the Courtyard of the Orange Trees at the entrance of the bell tower of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Enter the Mosque-Cathedral and be amazed by the blending of the two distinct religious cultures of Islam and Christianity.

As you walk through the building learn about its long history, how it was built between the 8th and 16th-centuries, and its past as first a mosque and now a cathedral. Spend approximately an hour and 15 minutes in the Mosque-Cathedral.

Afterward, head to the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs, skip the line to enter and spend about an hour here. Discover how the old palace was built in the 14th-century to conquer the last Arabic Kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. 

End your tour in the marvelous gardens of the Alcazar where you can take as many pictures as you want.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Tickets to the Mosque-Cathedral
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Alcazar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Audio guides
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Hats
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • There are a lot of stairs in the Alcazar
  • Baby trolleys can enter the Mosque-Cathedral, but must be left at the entrance of the Alcazar
  • Photos are not allowed in the Mosque-Cathedral
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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The visit to the mosque was great, Michelangelo Nis explained everything in great detail on a historical and architectural level, he was also very nice. The visit to Alcanzar lowered its level, but not because of the guide, but because the monument has many areas that can be visited, even so Miguel Ángel made it very enjoyable.

May 27, 2022

A very interesting visit with an adorable and exceptional guide in terms of her comments. Just a small downside: the start of the activity started almost 15 minutes late. This is unpleasant for people who, as requested by GetYourGuide, arrive about twenty minutes before the start of the activity. The departure time should be strictly respected.

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May 20, 2022

Welcome by Christina who is a fantastic, funny guide who makes you want to come to Cordoba. We had a good time in front of all its wonders with an explanation always very appreciated in impeccable French. Christina made us want to come back to see her and see Cordoba another time.

April 19, 2022

Product ID: 348361