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  1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Cordoba
  4. Medina Azahara

Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

Product ID: 40387
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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.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Enjoy a refreshing beer and try salmoerjo, a traditional tapa
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 bus tour:
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.

No Guided Tour 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.
Includes
  • 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
  • 1 beer and 1 tapa
  • Entrance
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

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Product ID: 40387