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Mesquita to Cordoba train station. How much time to allow?

We want to visit the Mezquita in Cordoba on November 1 but, due to religious closures, will need to visit in the afternoon at 2. Allowing 2 -or 3?- hours for the visit, I am trying to figure out a return trip time to Sevilla. Questions:
1. How much time is reasonable for the Mezquita?
2. How far is it to the train station?
3. How long does it take good, but tired walkers-or a taxi-to get to the train?

Thanks.

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I walked back with luggage. It is slightly uphill. Took me 25 minutes and I was near the Mesquita. I really wished I had taken a cab. They are cheap. I also doddle and there is more to Cordoba than just the mesquita. Give it as much time as you can.

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  1. We were there an hour more or less. I don't think there is a reasonable time. I went with my niece and she had seen enough before I was ready go. The thing is if it is crowded with tourists taking pictures you do not have room to really take it in as place worship.

  2. it is about 30 minutes on from the train station. you can use google maps to look up this
    https://goo.gl/maps/mfATPrh31ELzTYEN6

  3. See the map; it think it depends what kind of shape the person walking is in. You already know that you are going to be tired.
    Like the previous poster said there is more to see to Cordoba in the streets on the way to the train station. For example we found the experience seeing the garden at the Alcazar more rewarding than the Mezquita since it was a beautiful day in late December 30, 2019:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_de_los_Reyes_Cristianos

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There's definitely more than one day's worth of sightseeing in Cordoba. In the absence of evening plans in Seville, I would plan to spend the entire day in Cordoba.

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To show my geekiness, I liked the bridge. I was there similar date, sunny and warm. People (and bird watched) for well over an hour. Old water mill, close to monuments, restaurants on the other side.
Speaking of restaurants, if you walk back to the train, you can stop part way for dinner or cava and tapas in the Mercado Victoria in the park.

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Hello from Wisconsin,
Cordoba deserves an overnight. Expect the Mesquita to be crowded. Being able to visit late in the day gives you a chance to experience the ambience. This is a delightful city with nice narrow streets in which to get lost, enjoyably lost, for hours. The night view from across the Roman bridge us worth the trip on its own.

To the west of the walled city is a nice compact area of housing and restaurants. It is a bit off the tourist area.
Wayner iNWI