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Guided tours of the Casa Mudéjar 

From February 10, 2020 until December 18, 2020Check dates and times for each tour.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Check dates and times for each tour. Free entry after registering. Maximum number of participants: 25.
In Spanish.

With these guided tours of our headquarters, we are contributing to the commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Cordoba’s Historical City Center as a World Heritage Site. The next tour will be taking place on June 26 (you may sign up as of one week before the tour).

These tours provide the opportunity to get a first-hand view of a whole set of remains from the thirteenth century, containing features from the Mudéjar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras,all in a unique space that reflects admixture, diversity, multiculturalism and cultural encounters in the city of Cordoba.

The Casa Mudéjar building is a group of five different houses linked together by galleries, passageways and stairwells, with four courtyards and a turret. The original building dates back to the fourteenth century, though most of the current structures are from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is located within the southern part of the Historical Center of Cordoba, near the Mosque-Cathedral, within the area declared to be a World Heritage Site.

The building’s ancient structure and layout remain intact, providing an important example of domestic manorial architecture that is purely Mudéjar in style. Formerly the dwelling of important families from Cordoba like the Venegas and the Córdobas, it currently maintains a large number of its original architectural features despite the different uses given to the building throughout time: palace, home, site of Cordoba’s Archeology Museum from 1923 to 1959, an ethnology museum planned in the eighties, and administrative and cultural offices in the nineties.

The Spanish State’s Directorate General of Heritage ceded the historical building to Casa Árabe for use as its Cordoba headquarters, and eventually the refurbishment and adaptation work on Casa Mudéjar to become Casa Árabe’s headquarters, directed by the Municipal Government of Cordoba itself, was awarded the first World Heritage City Award in 2011, bestowed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Through these tours, Casa Árabe is contributing to the commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Cordoba’s Historical City Center as a World Heritage Site.

Participation is free of charge after registering to participate, though you may only sign up one week before each tour. The number of participants is limited. Tour dates:

Friday, February 21, 2020   5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 2020  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 24, 2020   7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2020   7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30, 2020   5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 20, 2020   5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 18, 2020   5:00-6:00 p.m.
Guided tours of the Casa Mudéjar