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Guided tours of the Casa Mudéjar

From February 11, 2021 until November 26, 2021Check dates and times for each tour.
CORDOBA
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Check dates and times for each tour. The first tour is free of charge, though prior registration is required. Small audience capacity [no more than 8 people].
The decision to hold these activities in person will depend upon the health situation at the time. Thank you for your patience.
In Spanish.

This year Casa Árabe is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the official opening of its Cordoba headquarters, and these guided tours are just another of the many activities planned throughout the year to commemorate this important date. You may sign up as of Thursday, February 18.

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 across time: a palace, a home, the 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.

Most notable are its fifteenth-century mural paintings, two-thirds of which are attributed to the painter Pedro Romana, and one of the finest examples of the scarce Mudéjar painting that has been left behind and found in the city. It is a recent finding which dates back to 1928, a time when the house was being prepared to house the Archeological Museum of Cordoba.

The State’s Directorate General of Heritage ceded the historical building to Casa Árabe for use as its Cordoba headquarters, and 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 of 2011, bestowed by Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Tour dates:

Friday, February 26 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. (free of charge upon registration)
Friday, March 26 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 30 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
from 7:00-8:00 p.m., May 28 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 25 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 16 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 22 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 26 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

The first tour is free of charge after signing up. You may only register one week in advance of each tour, using the official form to be published on this website. Space is limited due to the health situation, so you will be required to use a face mask in order to attend.
Guided tours of the Casa Mudéjar