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Medina Azahara Tour from Cordoba
$20.45 per adult
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Guided visit to Medina Azahara
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Medina Azahara Cordoba, with Transfer by Bus
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Ctra. Palma del Rio, km 5.5, 14005 Cordoba Spain
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Cordoba Mosque Guided Tour

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Explore Cordoba’s exquisite Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita) on a walking tour with an art historian guide. Your guide shares commentary about the sacred site, which was constructed in the eighth century as the Great Mosque, then was converted into a cathedral in the thirteenth century. This 75-minute tour reveals fascinating details about this important Spanish monument, which is located within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Cordoba.
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Oscar E wrote a review Aug 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom43 contributions2 helpful votes
We were in love with Medina Azahara. The arches, the details, the marble flooring and columns. Our guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable and passionate and He made the tour very enjoyable. The history behind Medina Azaraha and how it got built is enchanting. We book our tour through “Book Your Tour”. The booking was ok but the platform was tedious. They send you an email to say we had a message. Then we had to log in to the platform to read it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Martyn Cymro wrote a review Jul 2020
Coimbra, Portugal2,765 contributions264 helpful votes
Medina Azahara was a new city, on which construction started in 936 or 940 AD, and which basically ceased to exist in 1010, when it was sacked by Berber rebels. As the city was buried over time, what is visible now is largely reconstructed. There is very little information at the site, so a guided tour, which I did not take, may lead to a more fulfilling visit. It is not possible to drive to the Medina Azahara, but there is a large car park at the visitors centre, a short distance away, and buses from there to the site every 15 minutes. I booked my ticket in advance at the Cordoba Tourist Office and bought a bus ticket at the same time. Buses leave from the bus stop opposite Mercado Victoria.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Philip C wrote a review Mar 2020
York468 contributions277 helpful votes
I’m not sure we would have included this historic site in our itinerary were it not for TA reviews. What is special about this place is that it is really an undisturbed and only partially excavated Moorish city. The site is mostly foundation ruins although there are enough significant and preserved (restored?) elements to give a proper prospective of the architecture. Our itinerary had us driving from Granada to Cordoba and this was a perfect stop en route. Admission is only 1.5 Euro which includes a very nice museum in the visitor’s center. You pay an additional 1.5 Euro for a bus to the site which is a short 10 minute drive up the hillside.
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Date of experience: March 2020
GTP2351 wrote a review Feb 2020
24 contributions22 helpful votes
This is an archaeological site of an Arab town that existed for only 70 years; then it fell into disrepair and was looted. It was a vanity project for a calif out of love for his mistress, according to the legend. The place is about 10-15 km outside Cordoba. You can come by car or a guided tour from Cordoba. If you come by car, park it at the car park and visit the intrepretation centre first. It is excellent, the interactive exhibition is outstanding and you learn so much about the place. There is also a 15 minute film and you also get to see the storage rooms. After that you take the shuttle bus to the actual site; there is another exhibition about the place and how and when it was built; then you can stroll around the site. It is a working archaeological site, only 10% has been dug out and is already impressive. You may not be able to visit all parts of it and the mail attraction is closed at the moment, but it is still worth a visit. The entrance is free for EU citizens and 1.5 Euro for others; children free. Shuttle bus is 2.5 euro for a return ticket. You can't access the archaeological site yourself, unless you walk - you need to take a shuttle bus. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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khalid z wrote a review Feb 2020
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Medina Azahara, or the political city of Great Córdoba, was built by the Umayyads as the city in which the affairs of the stat
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Date of experience: June 2019
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