Free Walking Tours of the Mosque of Cordoba

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Eunate 21 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Ha sido un placer compartir el recorrido de la historia de Córdoba con alguien como Álvaro, que se nota que le encanta lo que hace y hace que disfrutes un montón de la experiencia y te empapes bien de la verdadera historia de Córdoba. Me ha encantado,gracias ;)
A journey through the history of Cordoba
antu... 03 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Nuestro guía fue Ismael, excelente explicación de la historia de Córdoba... Con mucho conocimiento de la historia de Córdoba, además de su dispocision a responder nuestras preguntas . Mis hijos de 18 y 15 años muy atentos a la explicación. Lo recomiendo A1+.
Free Tour Cordoba Patrimonial
Pilar 08 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Un tour interesante para conocer una faceta de Córdoba que pasa un poco más desapercibida en las visitas a la ciudad. Ismael ha sido encantador y se nota la formación que tiene y lo que ama su trabajo, da gusto escucharle! Repetiremos seguro!
Free Tour the Axerquia. The not so touristy Córdoba and its historic center.
Jan 15 Nov 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Enrique did a great job. Really cool tour.
Free walking tour Heritage Cordoba
Jaime 09 Jul 2022

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Inma estuvo muy bien, nos contó todo perfecto
Free walking tour secrets of Cordoba
Hannah 14 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
What a great tour! We learned so much about the history of Cordoba. Jose is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions, and also gave us recommendations for the remainder of our time in the city.
🥇Free Tour Secrets of History🌍 and Gastronomy🍅; From Roman Cordoba to the medieval city
Lola 06 Dec 2021
Ciudad Real

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Travelled in group - Dec 2021
Un paseo por la Córdoba romana y árabe genial
Free Essential tour, Cordoba with me
Luis 05 Dec 2021

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
Álvaro nos enseñó unos sitios de Córdoba que no te enseñan en otros tours. Además lo hizo con un trato muy personalizado. Altamente recomendable.
Free Tour of the alternative Córdoba
María 19 Oct 2021

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Travelled alone - Oct 2021
La ruta fue mejor de lo que esperaba. La guía Mari Carmen la hizo amena y divertida. Aportó anécdotas y cosas muy interesantes y siempre con una sonrisa. Recomiendo la ruta no os defraudará.
Free Tour Córdoba World Heritage Site: Mosque, Jewish Quarter and Alcázar

The Mosque of Cordoba is a mosque that was built between 785 and 836 in the Andalusian city of Cordoba.
The mosque is the oldest functioning mosque in the world and was built as a Christian church. It became a place of Muslim worship in 965, when Amir Abd-ar-Rahman III took control of Cordoba. The building is very popular with tourists, which explains why they offer free tours to the public, such as the Free Tours of the Mosque of Cordoba offered by Guruwalk.
The architecture of the Cordoba Mosque is a mixture of Roman Catholic, Moorish, Byzantine and Islamic architectural styles.
The original intention of the architect was to create an Islamic landmark in the Christian dominated city. Although it was not the first mosque built in Spain, it is the most famous and one of the most beautiful in the country.
The current building we see today was built on the foundations of its predecessor with an extension to cover more space than before, so it could be used for both Muslim and Christian rituals. Three large gates make up the entrance to the courtyard and are decorated with Arabic calligraphy. One gate has two lines: 'There is no god but God'.
The building has a single horseshoe arch and a minaret, which is decorated with glazed ceramic tiles and Qur'anic calligraphy. Inside, there is an ablutions fountain at the entrance, multiple naves on each side and a small courtyard with trees where worshippers can pray or rest during the service.
There are many peculiar stories about the building, one of which is that it was actually converted from a church to a mosque. But this is not true because the Mosque of Cordoba does not even have Christian symbols or features that would be needed for such a conversion.
Another story is that there are no minarets on the building because the Muslims could not build them, but again this is not true because there are minarets on mosques all over Muslim-ruled Spain centuries after they were built.
The Mosque of Cordoba can be visited any day of the week although opening times may vary depending on the day and time of year.

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