I will be in Seville for 2 days and 2 nights in May. Would like to see the Mezquita in Cordoba. Is is worth the trip there by train for a few hours?
I have no idea about how long the train takes (we drove, and it was about 90 minutes) but Cordoba is very well worth it! La Mezquita was one of my favorite things on the whole trip, and there is more to see in Cordoba, too. Last May we took a tour of the beautiful patios in the old town to see the elaborate floral displays for which the city is famous.
It's worth it. It's breathtaking. It's unlike anything else you have ever seen.
Agreed! It is a very easy daytrip from Sevilla and the Mezquita is unlike anything you have ever seen. It's about a 30-45 minute train ride. From the station, it is another 20 minute walk - mostly through a wide, nice park. You can also stroll through the old Jewish quarter, though take a good map with you. A hint about seeing the Mezquita: When you go inside the actual building, start by walking around the entire perimeter - don't wander towards the center until you've made a full circle. Then make your way towards the center for an amazing surprise.
What they all said. The Mezquita is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen or been in. If you aren't up for the walk (we weren't) you can take a bus to it (we did) or there are lots of taxis. You can Google info and images of it, but nothing compares to being inside. For Flamenco back in Seville, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Los Gallos and the Flamenco Museum. We were able to walk to both in the old part of town where we stayed.
Yes, take a taxi from the train station to the Mezquita. It's only a few euros and more efficient, since it really is easy to get lost, though more so in Seville than Cordoba.