Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra, Cordoba

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The ruins of a fortified Islamic medieval palace-city built in the 900s, much of Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra has been excavated and restored, including aristocratic residences, public baths, a court complex, and a mosque. Begin with a visit to the museum to learn more about this ancient site with exhibits and an audio-visual presentation. Then head to the museum’s viewing platform for your first glimpse of the site. A bus will take you from the museum to the ruins. Several companies offer guided tours of the site, which should be booked in advance. For Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra and beyond, use our Cordoba vacation route planner to get the most from your Cordoba vacation.
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  • Guided visit. The Guide, Nacho, fully explained all the deposit with that although the visit was long made it to very entertaining and interesting
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  • This place has the ruins of the ancient city: Madinat Al-Zahra. It was very pretty, with fountains and a view of the whole area of part 3 terraces: upper, middle and lower I recommend this tour
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  • With this city, which he named after his favourite wife, Abd ar-Rahman wanted to put a sign of his power. He created one of the most magnificent ruler seats of the world. Terraced complex, Palace, gardens, you must see it.
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