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Full Day Cordoba Trip with Visit to Mosque Cathedral and Christian Kings Alcazar from Seville

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Embark on a picturesque journey to Cordoba and relive the historical legacy of this city which forever changed the culture of Spain.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic drive as you pass by La Carmona, La Luisiana and La Carlota on the way to Cordoba
  • Entrance to the Mosque Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a ravishing example of Moorish architecture
  • Walking tour to the Christian Kings Alcazar, Jewish quarter, calle de las flores, and the surrounding area for lunch and shopping

Description

We start the tour with a leisurely bus ride which passes by the charming village of Carmona, La Luisiana and La Carlota on the way to Cordoba.

Only in Cordoba do you get to hear Catholic mass in a mosque! The Moorish history of the place still lives on in the culture and especially the architecture of the place, even after the epic Reconquista. The Mezquita was converted into a Cathedral since 1236 when the Christians finally conquered Granada, the last Muslim state to fall. You will witness an ancient marriage of religion and culture in this Mosque-Cathedral. Although these two religions may seem as different as night and day, they have a common origin in Judaism with Abraham as as a father for both.

Pay homage to the Christian kings in the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Alcazar is derived from the Muslim word for fort, castle, or palace, which made its way to the Spanish language because of its deeply rooted heritage in the country. There are two towers, the Tower of the Lions and the Tower of Homage. Admire its Gothic design and travel back in time as you peruse the Roman mosaics and the Roman sarcophagus in the Inquisition Tower.

Finally get the chance to promenade around the Jewish quarter, which is home to the only synagogue in Andalusia. Even the Jewish religious center has a touch of Muslim influence, with medieval architecture that extends to the design of the streets, and even an African souk in the vicinity. Around the site are several shops and restaurants that you can browse at your leisure. This tour will challenge your perspectives of faith, and show you the scope of just how intertwined two things can be when they inhabit the same place.

Includes

  • Official guide in Spanish, English, French.

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Full Day Cordoba Trip with Visit to Mosque Cathedral and Christian Kings Alcazar from Seville

Duration: 10:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Official guide in Spanish, English, French. / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 07:30

    Check in at Julia Travel Office

  • This is a Sample Itinerary

    The schedule indicated below is not fixed. The order of activities may change depending on circumstances.

  • 07:45

    Depart from Seville

    Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel by bus and pass by Carmona, La Luisiana and La Carlota on your way to Cordoba.

  • Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

    Discover the medieval fortress which served as one of the primary residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Found in the historic heart of Cordoba next to the Guadalquivir River and near the Mezquita, the Alcazar showcases Cordoba's Roman, Visigoth and Arab heritage.

  • Mezquita

    Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, formerly a medieval Islamic mosque and now a Catholic Christian cathedral, known as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture. Marvel at the famous hypostle hall with its 856 columns, double arches and alternating red-and-white voussoirs.

  • Cordoba Jewish Quarter

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the largest Jewish quarters in Europe, and take in the picture-worthy streets and white-washed houses. Visit Andalusia's only synagogue and walk along the popular Calleja de las Flores (Lane of Flowers), a narrow alley lined with iconic potted flowers.

  • Free Time

    Fall even more in love with Cordoba. Stop for a traditional lunch, do some shopping or get your fill of the beautiful sights as you roam around the Andalusian city with its rich cultural and historical roots.

  • 17:45

    Tour Ends at Seville City Center

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • This tour is multilingual and could be operated in different languages at the same time.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (08:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (08:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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