Guided tour

Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA
Guided tour

Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA
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Take a trip to the Azahara Medina, just a short trip from Córdoba, for a fascinating guided tour of this historic site. Explore the incredible architecture of this palace-city, built as the Caliphate of Cordoba's seat of government in the 10th century.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore the amazing palace-city of the Azahara Medina
  • Learn about the site during a 1-hour stop at the visitor center
  • Gain insight into the everyday life of the city in the 10th century
  • Investigate the hidden corners of the Medina with the aid of your guide
  • Benefit from free access to the site and explore its amazing architecture
Full description
The Caliph of Umayyad Córdoba, Abd al- Rahman III, ordered the construction of palace-city of Madinat al-Zahra, meaning "brilliant city" in Arabic, in the early 10th century. Located about 5 miles (8 km) from the city of Córdoba, this amazing collection of ornate buildings and monuments was created as a symbol of the Caliphi's power against its enemies. They also served as official government buildings. On your visit to this breathtaking site, you can choose between two options: a guided tour with or without a tourist bus. Guided Tour (with bus): Hop aboard the site's tourist bus and make your way to the center of the palatial city. Once there, visit the impressive visitor center before heading north to explore the main sections of the city, one by one. Guided Tour (without bus): Start with a visit to the impressive visitor center, where you will explore Spain's fascinating Moorish history and enjoy a screening of a video that virtually recreates how this historic city was in the 10th century. Later, head north to explore the main sections of the city, one by one.
  • Transportation in a tourist bus, if choosing the bus option (Córdoba - Azahara Medina - Córdoba)
  • Transportation at Azahara Medina, from visitor centre to main monuments
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance
  • Additional food and drinks

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Drinks
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 636 reviews

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The Guide Miguel Ángel, very well, I give him a 10 in his knowledge and way of explaining, the bus driver a 0 "a total edge" and the company a 5 because he puts a timetable on the ticket and another on the bus, which at Put that you have to be at the stop at 111:00 hours when it turns out that the one they assert is the one at 11:45, so if you have booked to eat you arrive late anywhere. He didn't even have time to watch the video...

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December 8, 2021

The visit was very enlightening and enjoyable. Isabel, the guide, very communicative, made us hang out without realizing it, telling about the site and its former inhabitants, she has great knowledge and knows how to transmit it very well. The Medina, surprising. It is worth the visit, not only because of what is seen now, but because of what we are told that it was. For me, ten. I'll be back with more time.

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November 5, 2021

Impressive ruin, a bit of Pompei feeling. Although the tour was known to us in advance, the tour was in Spanish and therefore not easy to follow (there was no English tour), but we did get a good impression. The animation film at the end is also worth watching, it gives even more impression of what life might have looked like back then.

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September 27, 2021

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