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.
What to Expect
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.
- 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
What to Remember
Remember to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat in winter, and something to drink during the tour.
Tours can only be cancelled more than 24 hours in advance. There will be no refunds issued for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour departs.