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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Great Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba History Tour
Ranked #1 of 145 things to do in Cordoba
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Roman Catholic church that was once a mosque. Blending many architectural styles, the structure evolved over the centuries.
Reviewed 28 November 2013

You have to see the Cathedral Mosque to appreciate how strange and interesting it is. If you are in Cordoba, this is the one thing you must definitely see.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

You could not hope to see many better sights than the Mezquita in Cordoba, even if you were to travel to all the four corners of the earth. Its mammoth size combined with its astounding mix of various artistic and sculptural traditions and the truly divine bauty of its many chapel and naves make it an unforgettable experience. Islam, Moorish elements, the Gothic and the Baroque coexist with and enrich one another in this stunning spectacle. You feel uplifted to know that Christian kings and priests have not sought to demolish the original Islamic structure but have built on and around with with great thoughtfulness and consideration. In today' world racked by all kinds of divisive tendencies and trends, the Mezquita stands as a great tribute to man's quest for synthesis and unity. Despite believing a non-believer myself I participated in a morning prayer one day and was really impressed by the beauty of the rituals performed by nine or ten priests and their assistants. Most of all, the organ with its majestic sonorousness provided a fitting backdrop to this moving spectacle. I surely was grateful to be allowed to take part.
Anjan Basu, Bangalore, India

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

I think that this is the most incredible religious building in Europe. In my opinion, even better that the nearby Alhambra!

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Almost everything has already been said about this beautiful building, so I will just add that the booklet Cordoba in Focus that you can buy at any of the souvenir shops has an interesting discussion of the architectural antecedents and challenges of the mosque's construction that is worth reading.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We have seen many cathedrals in different cities as it is something we always search out in a new city but upon entering this one we both could only say one thing- WOW. Definitely worth a visit and if you go at 8am in the morning there are less crowds and it's free!

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