Mezquita : Michelin's recommendations
This is the history of a fascinating era told to us by the architecture of this unique monument. The mosque was built from 780, on the site of the Visigothic church of St-Vincent, and successively extended by the addition of new naves until 987 when it had its current dimensions. After the reconquest, the Christians built a Gothic cathedral in the heart of these delicate spaces. The mosque is without doubt a masterpiece of Muslim art. First you will see the Orange Tree Courtyards with its fountains of the era and others in the Mudejar style and the Al-Mansour reservoir from the 10C. Inside, you will dive into a forest of columns and arches where shadow et light play. You will visit in particular the extension by Al-Hakam II. Admire the pure wonder that is the mihrab, the superb dome which comes before the three domes of the «maksourah». As for the Christian constructions, having visited the Royal Chapel of Alfonso X, admire the two pulpits by Michel de Verdiguier in the cathedral, the spectacular coro, and the superb Baroque choir stalls by Pedro Duque Cornejo. Not forgetting a monumental altar curtain of the 16C by Enrique Arfe and a splendid Baroque Christ in marble in the Cardinal's chapel. Outside, notice the minaret by Abd-er-Rahman III which was surrounded by a Baroque tower towards the end of the 16C, the attractive Pardoners gate and, in the north wall the station that contains the Virgin with lanterns, which is a copy of a work by Julio Romero de Torres.
- Address : calle Cardenal Herrero 1 E - 14004 Córdoba14004Córdoba
- Phone : 957 47 05 12
- Website : http://www.catedraldecordoba.es
- Prices : 8 € (-14 years old 4 €)
Opening hours :
- Mar-Oct: 10am-6.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 3pm-6.30pm; Nov-Feb: 10am-5.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 8.30am-10am, 2pm-5.30pm