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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  • You need to book for the bus. We booked at a tourist information office the day before. We paid 18euros for two people which covered the bus from Córdoba city centre and the transfer bus to the site. ...  more »
  • Impossible to compare this site with others because there is no equivalent in the region. Much older than the Alhambra, there aren't a lot of ruins left to see but the nicest pieces are very well pres...  more »
  • We visited Madinat Al-Zahra during a one week holiday in Cordoba. It is very easy to get to even without private transport. We booked tickets for the tourist bus a couple of days in advance from the t...  more »