"Mezquita de Cordoba" Cathedral / Mosque Tip by Carmela71

Cathedral / Mosque, Córdoba: 133 reviews and 321 photos

  Mosque Arches
by Carmela71

Originally it was a roman temple dedicated to Janus, then a visigothic church, converted in one of the biggest Mosques that later was converted in a Cathedral. The catholics first closed it so they could have chapels on the sides, but later on when Carlos V allowed to destroy a third of the columns to make a proper cathedral inside with a royal Chapel.

It is the third-biggest mosque in the world and has so many different styles, some of them are roman, gothic, Byzantine, Mudejar, Baroque, Renaissance, Persian and Syrian?.

You can read about the history, and all the art details in lots of books or in internet.

So I will only tell you, that the entrance is 6,50 Euros, that I founded really expensive, but if you go to Cordoba you go to visit this Mosque/Cathedral, so you have to pay it!

Address: Free entrance on Sunday mornings for Religious mas

Just walk along admiring the arches, the chapels, the mihrab, the museum ?..

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  • Updated May 18, 2004
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