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View of Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), Cordoba Cathedral/Great Mosque



  • Orange Tree Courtyard in the church at Cordoba Cathedral

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View of Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), Cordoba Cathedral/Great Mosque


View of Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), Cordoba Cathedral/Great Mosque


Timetables

From Mar 01 to Oct 31
 Monday to Saturday
 10:00 to 19:00

Public holidays and [sunday]
 08:30 to 11:30
 15:00 to 19:00

From Nov 01 to Feb 28
 Monday to Saturday
 08:30 to 18:00


Public holidays and [sunday]
 08:30 to 11:30
 15:00 to 18:00

View of Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), Cordoba Cathedral/Great Mosque


Prices

General: €10
Reduced: €5
Children: Admission free

View of Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), Cordoba Cathedral/Great Mosque


Services

Audio guide, Disabled facilities.

View of Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard), Cordoba Cathedral/Great Mosque


Description

It can be regarded as the oldest 'living' garden in Europe, and is accessed through the inside of Cordoba Cathedral. At the time of it was created along with the first works on the cathedral, it was used as a place for public activities. What will you see? Long rows of orange trees, numbering precisely 98. The courtyard is an enclosed space divided into three parts, each one containing a Renaissance fountain in the centre. The garden was originally planted with pomegranates, cypresses and palm trees, but these were subsequently replaced by the orange trees which give the garden its name. Beneath them there is a cistern to collect the water that was used in the Muslim purification rituals.