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Mezquita Mosque, Spain

From series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Year: 785.

One of the greatest Mezquita Mosque is situated in Spain town Córdoba. This 24 000 square meter mosque was saved from the Medieval. It has been built from 785 year until the beginning of the 11th century. This mosque has not only a rich historical background but also a unique architectural style and the inner decoration.

Mezquita Mosque, Spain There were used the rarest types of marble and semiprecious stones. Today in the interior has saved 856 columns and arches made from jasper and onyx. The Medieval edifice also has a richly gilded prayer niche or mihrab. In the 13th century, the luxurious mosque was rebuilt in a Christian church. Since that time until the end of the 18th century, it has been changing.

Mezquita Mosque is still the most visited sightseeing not only in the town but also in whole Andalusia. Every year more than half of a million people from the whole world come to adore with the mosque. One of the most mysterious elements of the ancient mosque is mihrab. In every world mosque, it is oriented to the Mecca. Mezquita Mosque doesn’t follow this rule. There is no precise explanation of why it is so. Some experts say that the mihrab is oriented on the river where landed Emir Abd al-Rahman I. Others claim that mihrab was oriented on the main street of Patricia. Next - Mosque Taj-ul


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Cajasur' located in 0.1 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'GITAC. Gestión Integral de Turismo, Arte y Cultura' is located in 0.29 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Aparcamiento' in 0.32 km
Supermarket: 'TURRONARTE' in 0.04 km
Parking: 'Parking Córdoba Mosque' in 0.13 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Campos Ruiz' in 0.16 km
Police station: 'Joint police Juda Levi' in 0.03 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'El Patio Cordobes' in 0.01 km
Railway station: 'Córdoba' in 1.27 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Cordoba Airport ODB - in 7 km
 »  Moron Airport OZP - in 107 km
 »  San Pablo Airport SVQ - in 110 km
 »  Federico Garcia Lorca Airport GRX - in 117 km
 »  Malaga Airport AGP - in 136 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Mezquita Mosque

Apartamentos Plaza de Austria

Located in 0 km from Mezquita Mosque
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Rooms: 2
Each apartment at Plaza de Austria has contemporary décor, air conditioning and heating. There is a living area with a flat-screen TV and kitchen … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartamentos Victoria

Located in 1 km from Mezquita Mosque
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Rooms: 6
Each simple Victoria apartment has a living-dining area with a flat-screen TV and sofa bed. The kitchen includes a fridge, coffee maker and washing … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Abadi

Located in 2 km from Mezquita Mosque
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Rooms: 30
Set on Libia Avenue, one of the city's main avenues, the hotel is well-connected by public transport to the centre. There are several bus stops near … More: photo, rates and booking
Eurostars Las Adelfas

Located in 3 km from Mezquita Mosque
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Rooms: 101
Rooms at Las Adelfas are bright and air conditioned. All accommodation has satellite TV and a minibar. The Eurostars' restaurant serves a daily … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Mezquita Mosque - Cordoba

Cordoba has won recognition among travelers not only because of an abundance of cultural attractions, but also because of a huge selection of entertainment options. Some travelers prefer to spend time at colorful markets and in shopping centers, others are attracted by scenic walking tours and outdoor activities. Regardless of preference, guests won’t get bored here. Near the center there is a popular riding school Espectaculo Pasion y Duende del Caballo Andaluz, it would be interesting for both adults and children to visit. Beginners will learn to stay in the saddle, and experienced riders will participate in a walk through the beautiful landscape. The club has even special kid coaches; a special entertainment program is prepared for younger customers too.
For those who can’t repose without spa treatments it is recommended to visit the Hammam de Al Andalus Banos Arabes center. A huge range of massage and treatment rooms, a hammam and a sauna, a beautiful pool and a café with an abundance of treats are represented in this modern spa, where you can relax and enjoy all day long. There is also an attractive nightlife in Cordoba that will please fans of contemporary music and dance.

Among clubs El Cardenal is noteworthy; it never ceases to amaze visitors with its enchanting entertainment and original parties. It boasts a colorful dance floor, a cozy bar with plenty of treats and a lounge with sofas. Shoppers are encouraged to visit Cordoba at the end of May, when the city hosts the Feria de Cordoba fair. A wide choice of products is just the first of fair advantages; it is always accompanied by interesting entertainments and unusual events.
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