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Everything You Need to Know About the Cordoba Mosque Entrances

One of the most popular attractions in Spain, the Mezquita Cordoba, or the Cordoba Mosque, is a mosque-turned-church that serves as an important Islamic as well as Christian religious site.If you’re planning to visit Cordoba Mosque for the first time, you might be confused about how to enter. We’ve put together all the important information about the Cordoba Mosque entrance on this page. Keep reading to find out more about the entrances, how to get there and more!

Where is Cordoba Mosque located?

The Cordoba Mosque is situated in the Spanish province of Andalusia, Cordoba. It is conveniently located and is easily accessible by public transport from the city center. It is close to other attractions such as Palacio de Viana and Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos.

Address:  C. Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain Find on maps

Cordoba Mosque main entrance

The main entrance to Cordoba Mosque is through the Puerta de Deanes or the Door of the Deans, this entrance will take you to the Courtyard of the Orange Trees or Patio de los Naranjos. We recommend using this entrance in the morning particularly between 08:30 and 09:30, as there will be fewer tourists and shorter waiting times. The wait time to get inside Cordoba Mosque could be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or longer. We recommend getting skip the line tickets or opting for guided tours to avoid waiting in line.

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Cordoba Mosque entrances explained

Cordoba Mosque Entrances | Door of Deanes

Puerta de Deanes (Door of Deans)

The Door of Deanes, which stands on the western side of the courtyard, is where you start your guided tour if you’ve chosen that option. This entrance is located on Torrijos street. According to some historians, the Door of the Deans is one of the oldest standing doors in the Cordoba Mosque. Visitors with tickets and even those without tickets should use this entrance. This is the main entrance and thus is wheelchair accessible.

How to reach? You can take bus routes 3 and 12, get down at the nearest bus stop Puerta del Puente and walk to the entrance. 

Entrance timings: The entrance timings are from 10 am to 7 pm on Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays and other holidays, the entrance is open from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and again from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Cordoba Mosque Entrances | Door of Forgiveness

Puerta del Perdon (Door of Forgiveness)

The Puerta del Perdon, also known as the Door of Forgiveness, holds immense ritual significance within the cathedral. Situated at the base of the bell tower and directly across from the Puerta de las Palmas, this entrance has a rich history dating back to the Islamic period.Its strategic location aligns perfectly with the mihrab of the mosque and the central axis of the building.

How to reach? Visitors coming by train can get down at Cordoba Railway Station and walk or book a cab to the mosque. You can directly go to Bell Tower, where this door is located. 

Entrance timings: The entrance timings are from 10 am to 7 pm on Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays and other holidays, the entrance is open from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and again from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Puerta de Santa Catalina

Puerta de Santa Catalina ( Door of Saint Catherine )

The Puerta de Santa Catalina, also known as the Door of Saint Catherine, is the main entrance on the eastern side of the Courtyard of the Oranges. It was named after the nearby Convent of Saint Catherine. The gate was redesigned by Hernan Ruiz II in 1547, taking over from his father, Hernan Ruiz I, who had passed away.

How to reach? Visitors coming by car can drive down from Cordoba City Centre. Cordoba Mosque is 4 kilometers away and the journey by car takes about 15 minutes. There is parking available nearby. 

Entrance timings: The entrance timings are from 10 am to 7 pm on Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays and other holidays, the entrance is open from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and again from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Wheelchair-accessible entrance 

The Cordoba Mosque and Cathedral are wheelchair accessible. Visitors with disabilities can enter the attraction through the Door of the Deans. There are ramps strategically positioned throughout the Cordoba Mosque to provide easy access to every area of the complex. The choir, however, is not wheelchair friendly. Supports and benches are positioned throughout the path in case you need a break.

Entrance to use: Door of the Deans 

Which Cordoba Mosque entrance do i choose?

The Mezquita has only one main entrance, the Door of the Deans. The Patio de Los Naranjos, the main courtyard of the building, can also be accessed through the Door of Forgiveness or the Door of Saint Catherine.

Queues at Mezquita Córdoba

Once you enter the premises, you’ll find queues at the ticketing counters in the Patio de los Naranjos. If you have your tickets booked in advance, you can walk to the entrance, display your tickets, and head right in. 

There are two queues at the entrance to Cordoba Mosque - one for online reservations and one for the ticket counter.

Online reservations queue: Visitors who have online tickets - regular, skip the line, or guided tours, can enter using this line. Keep in mind that if you have skip the line tickets or guided tour tickets, you don’t need to wait in line.

Ticket counter: Guests who do not have online tickets can stand in line at the ticket counter to purchase tickets. There is a separate line to enter the mosque-cathedral for guests who have purchased tickets at the counter, which is significantly longer. 




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Frequently asked questions about Cordoba Mosque entrances

Which Cordoba Mosque entrance do skip the line ticket holders use?

Visitors with priority access can enter Cordoba Mosque from the main entrance, Door of the Deans through the online reservations queue.

Which Cordoba Mosque entrance is used for guided tours?

 Most visitors, irrespective of the ticket type, use the main entrance at Door of the Deans. However, sometimes, guided tour groups can enter through the Door of Forgiveness as well. Be sure to check the details on your ticket after booking.

How can I avoid waiting in line for a long time at the Cordoba Mosque?

Purchasing Cordoba Mosque skip the line tickets or guided tours is the best way to avoid waiting in line.

What are the Cordoba Mosque timings?

During November to February, the Cordoba Mosque welcomes visitors Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm. On Sundays and religious holidays, its hours are from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 3 pm to 6 pm. From March to October, the mosque-cathedral is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm.

Is there parking available near the entrance of the Cordoba Mosque?

Yes, there are parking facilities available nearby, but they may fill up quickly during peak hours. It's advisable to arrive early or consider alternative public transportation options.

Is there a security screening process at the entrances?

Yes, there is a security screening process at the entrances, items such as large bags and suitcases are restricted. Pets are not allowed inside the Cordoba Mosque, except for guide dogs.