Greet your guide beside Cordoba’s magnificent Mezquita and stroll into the structure via its breathtaking main entranceway, Puerta del Perdon. Get acquainted with the rich history of the building as your guide regales you with fascinating facts regarding the 600 AD origin and 13th-century conversion of the mosque-cathedral.
Stroll through a gorgeous courtyard adorned with orange trees, Paio de los Naranjos, and weave your way around the Mezquita’s striped arches, reminiscent of candy canes, to the Renaissance cathedral nave known as Capilla Mayor. Admire the striking Christian monument commissioned by King Charles V and then explore the richly decorated Baroque ceiling of the mosque-cathedral’s choir section.
Marvel at the maksura, a Muslim enclosure once used to praise Allah, and gasp at the opulent mosaics that embellish the walls. After absorbing the sublime resplendence of the structure, return to the sun-drenched streets of the city and head to one of the traditional Moorish courtyards that characterize Cordoba. Sip a flavorsome glass of Montilla-Moriles wine and then bid your guide farewell in the courtyard, where the tour concludes.