Private tour

Private Tour of the Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Konexion Tours

Private Tour of the Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter

Activity provider: Konexion Tours

From US$ 225.01 per group up to 9

Take a private tour with a local guide to visit the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Learn about its history as a former Islamic mosque and Catholic Cathedral since the Christian Conquest. Walk through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, considered one of the best examples of Islamic Art in Spain
  • Enjoy a tour of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn how the former mosque was converted to a Catholic cathedral after the Christian Conquest
  • Tour a labyrinth of beautiful columns, double arcades and horseshoe arches
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Private tour with local official guide

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the olive tree next to the Fountain - Patios de los Naranjos - Mezquita de Cordoba

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Swimwear

    Know before you go

    • As this is a private tour, you are free to go at your own pace
    • Available languages: Spanish, English, French, German and Italian
    • Groups with more than 10 people will also have to pay EUR 2 per person for the mandatory audio receiver system inside the Mosque-Cathedral to listen to the guide. This does not need to be requested when booking
    • Audio receivers must be paid for in cash directly to the guide at the beginning of this walking tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 32 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
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    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!

    October 23, 2022

    Very comprehensive explanations of the historical background and development of the mosque and cathedral. Many details were clearly explained, so that our children were also enthusiastic! The tour in German and the small group was also a plus for our children, as they could ask a lot. Although no time savings (because there is no queue), I would book the tour again! Many thanks to the guides!

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    October 8, 2019

    Luis was an outstanding guide in every respect!

    We used your service for a walking tour of The Mezquita and The Jewish Quarter. Luis was punctual, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour. He was a true expert in the subject of the tour, and, as a result, we had a fascinating time. Extremely satisfied with this tour, and we would highly recommend it.

    June 15, 2018

    Product ID: 52491