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

Cordoba: Half-Day Medina Azahara Guided Tour

Product ID: 68277
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Take a guided tour of Medina Azahara, the Bright City, where the caliphs of Al-Andalus lived and received the most important ambassadors of the world, from the 10th century. Learn about this capital of Islamic Iberia at the museum and visitor center.
About this activity
Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a fully narrated tour of Medina Azahara, the Bright City
  • Learn about the Islamic past of the Cordoba region from your local guide
  • Visit the museum and visitor center and see a video about the capital of Islamic Iberia
Full description
Medina Azahara is the archeological site of a vast, fortified medieval Muslim palace-city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir, Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba. It is located on the western outskirts of Córdoba, Spain.

When you arrive at Medina Azahara on this 3.5-hour excursion, you’ll enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the archaeological site.

The palace-city was the de facto capital of Al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, as the heart of the administration and government was within its walls. Built from 936-940, the palace-city comprised ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences and baths. Water was supplied through aqueducts.

You can also visit the museum and the visitor center, where you can watch a video about the city in the days when it was the capital of Al-Andalus.

At around 1:30 PM, the bus will take you back to Cordoba.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Cordoba
  • Tickets
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Know before you go
• The monument contains many stairs
• Please bring sufficient water and sun protection as there is no shade
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 133 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Cordoba a Pie

Product ID: 68277