Tourism in Cordoba's Mezquita

Here are the main areas of the Mezquita:

Patio de Los Naranjos
Serving as the entrance into the main area, the Orange Patio is, as the name suggests, a large courtyard filled with orange trees and tranquil fountains. This used to be an ablutions court, where those who come to worship would wash up before proceeding to the Great Mosque. There are no entrance fees to enter this area, where you can take a rest from the heat of the sun. You may get tickets to the main area from a tourism kiosk here.

Entrance gates
There are three main gates that were made during Moorish times. Al-Manzur also had some gates constructed along the eastern part of the Mezquita, but these were poor imitations of the earlier gates. Later on (during the 15th century), the La Paloma door was reconstructed into the Gothic style.

Alminar / Belltower
Standing 93 meters high, this Baroque bell tower affords terrific views of Cordoba. Climb to the very top to see for yourself!

The Moorish baths get their water from this source.
Cathedralcatedral de cordoba
Set inside the Mezquita, the Cathedral is built in the Plateresque technique- an ornate branch of Renaissance architecture. Over the years, the cathedral experienced several additions to its structure and interior. These improvements were made by some of the country’s top artists and architects, such as architect Hernan Ruiz, who worked on its Gothic design. A Neoclassical work made by Alonso Matias consists of a red marble main retable. There are also sculptures by Pedro de Pax and paintings by Antonio Palomino.

This prayer room or niche is situated facing east, directly towards Mecca. This magnificent niche was carved from a large block of marble. There are rich mosaics that were a gift from the Byzantine Emperor. These lavish works are simply stunning and not to be missed!
Visit the Mezquita:
Address: Calle Cardenal Herrero, 1
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sundays & Holidays 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Services 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m.
Admission Fees: Adults €5, Children €3.25