Cordoba’s Incredible Mezquita (in photos)
We visited the Mezquita back in 2016. I wrote about it here: Cordoba’s Mezquita – the most impressive religious building in the world?
This time (February 2022) we were back with a new camera and during much different times. There was one thing missing and that was the hordes of tourists. This time around we didn’t have to pre-buy or even line up for tickets. We didn’t have to circulate around crowds or wait our turn to take photos. The Mezquita wasn’t empty but it was as empty as you could ever image a world-class attraction being. As a tourist it was incredible.
I’ll write much more on Cordoba in the next little while. For now here is a video and some photos of its highlight attraction, the Mezquita. It’s still the most impressive religious building we’ve ever seen and we’ve been to places like the Vatican, Hagia Sophia and Angkor Wat.
Suddenly, in the middle of the Mezquita, you find yourself in a cathedral. When the Catholics reconquered Spain in 1236 they decided to build it right here.
But for us it’s the mosque, not the cathedral, that makes the Mezquita stand out. A few more images
When you’re done visiting the interior of the Mezquita (give yourself about an hour and a half – it is one of the world’s largest mosques) then make sure to visit the bell tower for an overhead view of the Mezquita.
Tip: Regular ticket cost for the Mezquita is 13 Euros. BUT, between 8:30 – 9:30 in the morning entrance is free. So it’s worth getting up early. Official site here.
Related: Highlights of a day trip to Córdoba (Spain)
Related: Travel Guide to the Alhambra (Granada)
Related: The Real Alcazar (Seville)
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Thanks Frank, time permitting I’d be happy to write something on Antequera. I’ll be there end April. We’re not actually renting at the moment. Haven’t decided if we will again. Times are changing. But the offer is kind. Take care, and enjoy all the wonders Spain has to offer.
You’re right times are changing, unfortunately not for the best.
All the best, we’re here if you decide to write something.
Take care and stay safe
Hi Frank, me again. Been having a look at your website on Spain. Nice! What would be great is a little more on the food & drink. I’ve written a bit about it under my pen name John Cambell – you can see my articles at http://www.andaluciacoastandcountry.com
I love Cordoba. A mention of Maimonides would be in order when it comes to Cordoba.
Keep up the good work!
Hi Joseph. Yes, this is still a work in progress (bbqboy.net is still our main blog) but I’m slowly building in more food and drink articles, especially wine. I see you have a villa outside Antequera. Would you ever be interested in contributing a guide to Antequera? I think it would interest readers. We’d of course mention your villa.