Cordoba Mosque and Old Quarter Walking Tour with transportation from Seville

 
 
20200713084328_codoba-mosque-jewish-tour01.jpg Jewish Quarter | Author: Paul and Jill
20200713084328_codoba-mosque-jewish-tour02.jpg Statue of Maimonides | Author: Trevor.Huxham
20200713084328_codoba-mosque-jewish-tour03.jpg The synagogue | Author: Trix: Pierre qui roule .......

Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)

Seville

Price from: 75.00 euros

 
On this tour, a private chauffeur will take you to Cordoba where you will meet a guide for a Half-day walking tour to visit Cordoba´s Mosque (La Mezquita) and Jewish quarter, walk the Calle de los Judios (Street of the Jews) to the ancient synagogue
 
Highlights
 
  • English Speaking Official Local Guide and Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle.
  • Explore the Mosque, the most important monument of all the Western Islamic world, and the Jewish quarter. 
  • Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine. 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Andalusia
City: Seville
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 75.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Cordoba is situated in the interior of Andalusia where past and modernity blend in together. This thousand-year-old city, which has the World Heritage designation, is a living legacy of the different cultures that settled here throughout its history.

Not many places in the world can say they have been the capital of Hispania Ulterior (Further Spain) under the Roman Empire, and the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. This splendor can also be seen because of the intellectualism of this city of knowledge, where figures like Seneca, Averroes or Maimonides were born.
If you walk around the old quarter you will discover a beautiful network of alleyways, squares and white-washed courtyards surrounding the Great Mosque-Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city in the Middle Ages and is the symbol of the city.

Cordoba is also synonymous with art, culture and leisure, thanks to a myriad of cultural events that are organized here throughout the year: Flamenco festivals, concerts, ballet and other activities that are complemented by a number of museums and an exciting nightlife.
Meanwhile, the province is home to important buildings of the Andalusian heritage, whose highest expression is the Medina Azahara, located on the outskirts of the city. But there is great spectacle also for nature lovers. The parks of Sierra de Cardeña in Los Pedroches and Montoro, the Hornachuelos Sierra and Sierras Subbéticas offer the possibility of practicing all kinds of open-air sports, while at the same time enjoying the natural wealth of this province.

The Synagogue, situated in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba, is unique in Andalusia and one of the three best-preserved Medieval synagogues in the whole of Spain. According to the inscriptions found in the building, it was built between the years 1314 and 1315, and was in constant use right up until the Jews were finally expelled from Spain. A small courtyard leads to a narrow entrance hall.  On the right, a staircase leads to the women's area and in front lies the main hall, which is rectangular in shape and decorated with Mudejar-style plant motifs. The wall supporting the women's tribune has three arches with exquisite decorative plasterwork. The Jews were expelled in 1492, and afterwards, the building was used first as a hospital, then as the Hermitage of San Crispin and finally, an infants' school. It was declared a National Monument at the end of the 19th century.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is the most important monument of all the Western Islamic world, and one of the most amazing in the world. The evolution of the “Omeya” style in Spain is resumed in the history of the Mosque of Cordoba, as well as other styles such as the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque of the Christian architecture.

It seems as if the place that the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba occupies nowadays was dedicated, from ancient times to the cult of different divinities. In this same place, and during the Visigoth occupation, another building was constructed, the “San Vicente” Basilic. On top of this basilic and after paying half of the site, the primitive Mosque was constructed. This basilic, of rectangular shape, was shared for a period of time between Moslems and Christians. After the Muslim enlargement, the Basilic became the property of Abderraman I, who destroyed it to construct the first “Mosque Alhama” or main Mosque of the city. Nowadays, some of the constructive elements of the Visigoth building are integrated in the first part of Abderraman I.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 
SEVILLA - CORDOBA - SEVILLA

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Chauffeur in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Departure from Sevilla
  • In Cordoba, you will meet your private guide in front of the Restaurant Caballo Rojo right next to the gorgeous 8th-century Mosque.
  • Half-day guided visit of the Mosque & Jewish quarter, see the Statue of Maimonides and walk the Calle de los Judios (Street of the Jews).
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch either before or after the tour at a recommended restaurant.
  • Return to Sevilla with your chauffeur and drop off at your hotel

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Prices and Dates

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From
75.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monuments this is why an official guide is included)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for 2.5h in Cordoba
  • Entrance fees when with guide: Synagogue, Mosque 
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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