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Mezquita Belltower Visit

Since November 2014, Cordoba has another highlight worth visiting: The Mezquita belltower reopened to the public after being closed for 24 years. Now locals and visitors may climb up to the top of the tower and enjoy wonderful vistas over the Mezquita itself, the Jewish Quarter and the entire city.

Built under the rule of Abd al-Rahman III., the tower originally was a minaret. After the Christians reconquered the city in 1236, the minaret -- as well as the Mezquita -- was hallowed and converted into a belltower.

Visitors will be able to climb up until they reach a height of about 40 meters. From here, the highest point far and wide, visitors have spectacular views. But this should not be the only reason for a tower visit. While getting up visitors can discover remains from the 10th century minaret and feel the breath of history.

Tours start at the top and at the bottom of the hour. Scheduled hours are shown below. There is a limit of 20 attendees per tour. Admission is two euros per person. Tickets for the belltower visit do not admit access to the actual Mosque and Cathedral.

Important rules for a safe and enjoyable experience

  • For safety reasons, children under the age of seven years must not visit.
  • Kids between seven and 14 years must be attended by an adult.
  • Please be aware that the height of the tower equates to a 12-story highrise. Therefore, individuals with disorders or physical infirmity should not climb up.
  • Always observe instructions by the staff.
  • Any activity bothering or jeopardizing other attendees is strictly forbidden.
  • Smoking and food are not permitted.
  • Throwing down of items of any kind is not permitted.
  • Touching the bells is not permitted.
  • Using a tripod is not permitted.
  • For reasons of safety, weather conditions, construction activity or other reasons, scheduled tours may be canceled without prior notice.

 

Admission

2 euros per person
 

Hours

1 November - 28 February
Mon - Sat:
9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. and
4 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Sun, holiday:
9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. and
4 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

1 March - 31 October
Mon - Sat:
9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. and
4 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Sun, holiday:
9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. and
4 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Belltower hours may change at short notice for reasons regarding necessities of the cathedral.
 

Duration

Capacity

30 minutes

20 persons per tour, at the most
 

Location

Belltower entrance is located in the northern gallery, adjacent to Puerta del Perdón Gate.
 


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