Guided tour

Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

From £16.12 per person

Explore the stunning Medina Azahara de Córdoba on a 3-hour tour in the company of an archaeologist guide. Learn more about the history of the Caliphate at the palace complex and see its most symbolic sites.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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  • Visit the palace-city of the Medina Azahara de Córdoba
  • Learn more about the Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba
  • Benefit from the services of an archaeologist guide
Full description
Explore the vast medieval palace of the Medina Azahara de Córdoba on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back in time to the days of the Caliphate and Al-Andalus. Learn more about the first Umayyad caliph of Al-Andalus, Abderraman III. Visit the most important parts of the complex, such as the large House of Ja’far built over the site of 3 earlier houses. Admire the remains of the Pórtico de Medina Azahara and visit the Salón Rico, where the caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III would receive guests.  Benefit from the expertise of an official guide who specializes on archaeological history.
  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • Shuttlebus transport from Cordoba (if option chosen)
  • Food or drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the medina is 8 kilometers from Córdoba. If you do not have your own vehicle, it is recommended that you book the tourist bus in advance
  • If you have chosen the option without transport, you will travel in your own car and the tour guide will meet you at 10:15 AM
  • You can choose between a shared or private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 249 reviews

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LACK OF ORGANIZATION. We were summoned at 9:45, but at that time there was only one person (Paula) surpassed attending the registration of three very large groups. His companions did not arrive until 10.30, beginning our tour around 11. The worst was the attention received by the partner after our complaints. I think they should explain what kind of attention customers should receive and more after almost an hour late on the agreed time. The last thing we could expect is to be shouted and in bad ways. In spite of everything we enjoy the day and the explanations of our guide José

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9 December 2019

100% recommendable. Guided tour very interesting. It is necessary to go with a guide to know the whole story in good hands. Improve arrival time. On the website it puts at 10:00 in the parking lot of Medina Azahara for people who go without a bus from the city. They arrived at 10:30.

30 October 2019

La visita fue muy muy interesante, de principio a fin, Angela la Guía que se nos asigno, nos hizo pasar una mañana muy muy agradable, fue muy profesional y perfectamente documentada en todas sus explicaciones, muy correcta, amable y sobre todo nos trasmitió una gran pasión por su tierra. Quedamos encantados con la visita. Sin duda alguna un gran acierto.

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21 June 2021

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