The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba: a unique coexistence

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  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba: a unique coexistence

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Overview

  • 1h 30min
  • 70 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 18 stops

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba has had many lives since its construction in 785: first as a mosque for almost 600 years in Muslim Al-Andalus, then as a cathedral after the Christian conquest and in modern times as a National Monument, a UNESCO world heritage site and to this day a place of intercultural and religious exchange as well as conflict.

Waltz in the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Cordoba. Start your tour from the Outside of the Mezquita’s entrance and continue on to discover Puerta del Perdón before going in to get fascinated by its amazing treasures.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Cordoba Mosque Cathedral with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * The Cordoba Mosque Cathedral ticket fee is not included.

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Birth and Origin

At the beginning of the 8th century, the Iberian Peninsula was ruled by the Visigoths, who had migrated from Italy to Spain in the 5th century and had already converted to Christianity from paganism. However, their rule came to an end in 711, when the Umayyad Dynasty conquered almost the entirety of Iberia. Yet by the middle of the century, the Umayyads themselves fell victim to a revolution in their homeland, with the last remaining Prince, Abd al-Rahman I, being forced to flee to Iberia. The Prince initiated the construction of this mosque in 785-786, as a foundational building of his new Kingdom, the Emirate of Cordoba. His successors expanded the building several times to accommodate the ever-growing number of worshippers, and largely followed the aesthetic of the original 8th-century building, resulting in a harmonic and consistent aesthetic within its Islamic parts.

Fabian Bojkovsky

Art historian and photographer, who is interested in the expression of identity in culture. When not deep down in books or working on a photographic project he is probably watching a trashy horror movie and finding a way to give it a queer reading.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

C. Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain

Starting point

Outside the Mezquita’s entrance of the Mosque Cathedral

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start Outside the Mezquita’s entrance of the Mosque Cathedral (C. Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain). The easiest way to get there is by the bus station Puerta del Puente (14003, Córdoba, Spain), and then walking 300 meters toward the Cathedral.

Finishing point

The tour ends at the entrance of the Cathedral

Areas

The History of the Mezquita of Cordoba,The Entrance to the Courtyard, Patio de los Naranjos
The Prayer Hall of Abd al-Rahman I,The Development of the mosque in the 9th century and religious diversity,The Nave of the Mosque-Cathedral,The Choir Stalls

Important information

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Sundays and Religious Holidays from 9.00h. at 10.30 – 14.00. at 6:00 p.m.

Recommended visiting hours

Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Sundays and Religious Holidays from 9.00h. at 10.30 – 14.00. at 6:00 p.m.

Additional admission

The Cordoba Mosque Cathedral ticket fee is not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length
  • Cordoba Mosque Cathedral is wheelchair accessible.
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length
  • Cordoba Mosque Cathedral is wheelchair accessible.

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse

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To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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