Mosque of Cordoba Tickets and Guided Tours

Booking online your tickets for the Mosque of Cordoba is quite easy.

📢 IMPORTANT! Use only the official website as it is the only one authorized to sell tickets for the Mosque of Cordoba.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a guided tour of the Mosque of Cordoba (tickets included) the official website don’t have any option. No worries, you can check our selection of the best guided tours of the Mosque of Cordoba 😋. More info (click here)

Mosque of Cordoba Ticket Prices

Ticket prices for the Mosque of Cordoba depend on several factors. General admission is €11 per person. However, there are special prices for senior citizens, children and students.


How much do Mosque of Cordoba tickets cost? 

-General: €11
-Children between 10 and 14 years old: €6
-Children under the age of 10: Free admission
-Students (with ID) and Youth Card holders: €9
-Senior + 65 years: €9

If you buy online you can choose the date, however if you buy at the ticket office you can only buy tickets for the same day.

🟥 For those interested in a Mosque of Cordoba guided tour (tickets included), prices range from €25 to €50. More info (click here)


The different types of tickets to visit the Mosque of Cordoba

-The most popular Mosque of Cordoba ticket costs €11 and gets you access to the most important parts of the Mosque-Catedral of Cordoba, including the Oratory and Mirhab.

-Ticket to visit the bell tower, the former minaret of the Mosque of Cordoba, costs €3. If this is your first time in Cordoba you can’t miss the panoramic views of the city from the bell tower, which is the tallest building in the city (54 meters / 177 feet).

-Night Show “The Soul of Cordoba” from €18. More info (click here)

Can I cancel or refund my tickets?

Unfortunately, once the tickets have been purchased, exchanges or refunds are not possible.

In the event that a purchased service cannot be provided due to the closure of the Mosque of Cordoba, you will be entitled to a full refund.


Where is the ticket office at the Mezquita of Cordoba? 

The ticket offices to buy your tickets for the Mezquita of Cordoba are located in one of the sides of the Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard).


Will I have to queue to buy tickets at the Mosque of Cordoba? 

Definitely, if you decide to buy your tickets at the box office you will have to queue for about 15-20 minutes.

The busiest time and longest queues are between 11 am and 2 pm. 

Tickets can be purchased only for the same day.


Free Entry Hours to the Mosque of Cordoba

It is possible to visit the Mosque of Cordoba free of charge between 8:30 am and 9:30 am except on Sundays. The mass starts at 9:30 so tourists have to leave the building. Don’t forget that the Mezquita of Cordoba is an active Roman Catholic Cathedral. 


How long does it take to visit the Mezquita of Cordoba?

If you decide to visit the Cordoba Mosque on your own (without a guide) it will take you approximately 1 hour to visit the most important parts of the building.

Obviously, it depends on each case. The Mosque of Cordoba is a spectacular building full of history, so if you are a history buff it can take 1.5 or 2 hours.

We strongly recommend visiting the Mezquita of Cordoba with a professional guide in order to get the most out of one of the most important medieval buildings in Spain.


Is the Mosque of Cordoba suitable for kids?

Getting kids excited about visiting the Mosque-Cathedral can be a challenge. Moreover the Mosque of Cordoba is not really geared toward kids. 

Fortunately, the visit to the Mosque of Cordoba is not very long (about 1.5 hours) so your children will survive 😅😅😅

Mosque of Cordoba Guided Tours (tickets included)

Booking a guided tour in the Mosque of Cordoba will allow you to know in depth one of the most incredible places in Spain. A true architectural jewel of Hispanic-Muslim art. 

Plus, visiting the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with a licensed guide you will learn not only about the fascinating history of this iconic building, but also incredible stories, legends and interesting facts.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Great Mosque of Cordoba!

Best Mosque of Cordoba Guided Tours (tickets included):

We have hand-picked the best guided tours of the Mosque of Cordoba from the most reputable tour operators in the city. You can take our word for it, we do not use algorithms!

Our team of experts selects the best tours after personally checking the quality of the tours and guided tours. This way you can compare prices, user reviews, duration, etc. and choose the best option for you. 

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Mosque + Jewish Quarter Guided Tour

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Mosque of Cordoba tour with an art historian guide

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Mosque of Cordoba History Tour

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Cordoba Mosque Guided Tour

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Mosque, Synagogue & Alcazar 

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The Mosque of Cordoba Guided Tour includes:

A trip to Cordoba is not complete without a visit to the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Thus, this stunning building is one of the most visited places in Spain. Every year more than 2 million tourists visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba!! 

Click here to see the itinerary

What’s included: 

All the guided tours of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba include: 

Duration of the guided tour

All the guided tours of  the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba have an approximate duration of 1,5 hour, during which your tour guide will help you discover the most important parts of the building.

This duration is more than enough to get to know in depth this historic building. 

Guided Tour Schedule

Mosque of Cordoba Guided Tour

Skip-the-line tickets

Forget long queues at the ticket office! All the tours selected on travelcordoba.com include skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Great Mosque of Cordoba.  

If you buy the tickets online separately they have a price of €11. That’s why the guided tour, which includes ticket, is a better option. Tour operators have special prices to buy tickets for the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. You will save time and money!

In what language the tour is spoken?

All the tours are run 100% in English. We don’t like bilingual tours because you only get half information for the same amount of time 🥴.

Meeting point

All tours start at the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. But each tour has a different meeting point.

You will get the exact location of the meeting point in your email booking confirmation.

Important to know before booking your Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba guided tour

When visiting Mezquita  of Cordoba, we recommend you to keep in mind the following recommendations:

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Oratory Mosque of Cordoba | Image credit: travelcordoba.com

Best time to visit the Mosque of Cordoba

Without a doubt, the best time of day to visit the Mosque of Cordoba is before 11am and after 3pm as these are the least crowded hours of the day to visit the building. 

Keep in mind that the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most-visited buildings in Spain (more than 2 million tourists a year).

The spring and autumn months are high season in Cordoba so the city is full of tourists, especially on weekends when it is crazy.

If you visit the city in winter you can enjoy almost empty streets and museums, which has many advantages 😊.

How to book a guided tour of the Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba

Booking your guided tour in the Mosque of Cordoba is extremely easy and is just few clicks away. Just follow the steps below: 

📢 TIP! We recommend having this voucher / confirmation email on hand in order to check in with your guide on the day of the tour. 

Usually, you can show your voucher on your phone in most of the tour operators we work with. But you do sometimes need to print your voucher and take it with you for redemption. Just follow the instructions you will receive in your confirmation email. 

Flexible Cancelation Policy

Most of the guided tours of the Great Mosque of Cordoba allow you to cancel up to 24 hours before the start of the tour. Refunds will be made via the same payment method used to make the booking. 

Anyway, each tour always indicates its cancellation policy. You just have to carefully read the details of the tour. 

Mosque of Cordoba Guided Tour Itinerary :

The most glittering jewel of Cordoba’s Islamic past is undoubtedly the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

These are the spots that are included in the basic tour of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba:

Oratory

Without a doubt, this is the largest part of the building. In total there are 11 longitudinal naves oriented towards the Guadalquivir river. 

To support this vast space, the Muslims devised a spectacular forest of columns (1,300 columns!!!!) and arches that have become the icon of the city. An absolutely incredible work for the Middle Ages.

As a curious fact, many of these columns and capitals come from Roman and Visigoth remains that the Muslims reused to build the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

Bell Tower

During the Islamic period (711-1236), the current bell tower was the minaret of the Great Mosque of Cordoba. A minaret is a tower attached to a mosque from where the muezzin proclaims the call to prayer 5 times a day. 

When the Christians conquer the city in 1236, the minaret was turned into a bell tower.

Over the centuries, the bell tower has undergone numerous renovations.

In  2014 it was finally opened to public after long 24 years of being closed for restoration works.

📢 TIP! Don’t miss the spectacular views from the top of the bell tower.! You can enjoy amazing panoramic views of Cordoba. Keep in mind that the bell tower of the Cordoba Cathedral is the tallest building in the city. The building has a roof height of 40 meters (130 feet). 

On the top of the Bell Tower there is a statue of Saint Raphael the Archangel, the custodian archangel of Córdoba, who protects the city from its highest point.

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Bell Tower Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba | Image credit: travelcordoba.com

Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard)

Absolutely charming garden established alongside the initial works on the Great Mosque in the 8th century.

In total the Orange Tree Courtyard has over 90 orange trees and is considered one of the oldest continuously planted garden in the world. 

During the Muslim times (711-1236) the Orange Tree Courtyard was used as a place for ablutions (washing rituals that had to be done before entering the Mosque for  prayer). 

Remains of Christian Visigothic church of St. Vincent

Before the city was conquered by the Muslims in 711, on the site of the current Mosque of Cordoba there was a Christian basilica (St. Vicent).

There are different theories regarding the Visigothic Church of St. Vicent. Some experts believe that the church was expropriated by Muslims who paid compensation to Christians. 

Other experts argue that the Muslims destroyed the church without the consent of the city’s Christians.

In any case one thing is for sure. In the same place where the Great Mosque of Cordoba is located today there was a small Visigoth church. 

Unfortunately, practically nothing remains of the Visigoth church (some capitals and pillars and a few friezes). The best preserved remains of the church of St. Vicent is a beautiful mosaic tile floor (8th century) which can be seen through a glass floor in the oratory of the Great Mosque of Cordoba. 

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Remains of Christian Visigothic church of St. Vincent | Image credit: travelcordoba.com

Mirhab

Mihrab is a niche in a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca. It is very imporant because, wherever they are in the world, Muslims should pray facing Mecca. 

Nobody is allowed to enter inside Mihrab, which is protected by a fence. But you will be able to admire the wonderful exterior decoration of the Mihrab. Without a doubt, this is the most visited place of the Great Mosque of Cordoba

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Mihrab Mosque of Cordoba | Image credit: travelcordoba.com

Choir Stalls

The Christian part of the building also houses wonderful treasures. One of them, the choir stalls. Created in 18th century, the choir stalls include 30 upper seats and 23 lower seats, all of them wood crafted.

Don’t miss the wonderful episcopal throne (1752) which is structured into two bodies and crowned by a figure of the Archangel Saint Raphael (Custodian of Cordoba). 

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Choir Stalls | Image credit: travelcordoba.com

The Chapel of Sagrario

Another of the fantastic secrets that the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba hides is the Sagrario Chapel. Actually, many experts call this chapel “The Sistine Chapel of Cordoba“. 

The chapel as well as the wonderful frescoes made by Cesar Arbasia date from the 16th century and are preserved intact. 

Although it is impossible to visit, below this chapel there is a small crypt where 3 bishops of Cordoba from the 17th century were buried.

Night Visit to the Mosque of Cordoba

If you want to discover the Great Mosque of Cordoba in a different way, do not miss the wonderful light show “El Alma de Cordoba” (The Soul of Cordoba).

This night show takes place entirely inside the Mosque of Cordoba once the building has closed its doors to tourists. Before starting the show, you will be given an audio guide which provides explanations in different languages.

The show begins in the Orange Tree Courtyard with a video projection that tells the story of the city in few minutes. Then, visitors enter inside the mosque, which is completely dark.

Throughout the visit the lights illuminate the different parts of the building and an audio recording explains the most important aspects of the Mosque of Cordoba and tells fascinating stories about the building.

Audio guides are available in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian

Prices for the Night Visit to the Mosque of Cordoba

It is particularly important to buy tickets well in advance since groups have a maximum limit of participants.

• General: 18€
• Reduced: 12€ over 65 years old / students up to 26 years old / children over 7 years old
• Free: under 7 years old

Where to Buy Tickets for the Night Visit to the Mosque of Cordoba

• Tourist Offices Plaza de las Tendillas, Campo Santo de los Martires (in front of the Fortress of the Christian Monarchs) and Train Station.
• Ticket offices in the Mosque-Cathedral.
• Official website. Unfortunately, the website is only in Spanish.

Where is the Great Mosque of Cordoba located?

The Cordoba Mosque is located in the heart of the historic center of Cordoba, very close to the Guadalquivir River.

Near the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba you will find iconic places of the city such as the Alcazar Fortress of the Christian Monarchs, the Roman Bridge or the Synagogue of Cordoba.

Logically most of the hotels and restaurants are located near the Mosque-Cathedral since it is the most visited building in the city.

How do I get to the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

If you are in Cordoba as a tourist, you are most likely staying in the historic center. Therefore you can walk to the Mosque of Cordoba, it is not necessary to take public transport. It is impossible to get lost 😋. You just have to follow the instructions.

In addition, the bell tower of the Mosque-Cathedral is visible from almost any point so you just have to go to it. 

On the contrary, if you are staying outside the historic center, for example: train station area or Libertad Avenue, you can take a taxi or take a pleasant walk to the historic center (15-20 minutes). 

If you decide to take a taxi, you will pay about 5-7 euros, with a journey time of barely 10 minutes. This option is great especially to return to your hotel after a exhausting day exploring the city.

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La Mezquita- Cathedral Guided Tour

$115

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Medina Azahara Guided Tour

$150

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Alcazar of Cordoba with a guide

$99

$59

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