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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  • On outskirts of Córdoba, and not well signposted until near. Not helped by the various spellings of the name, which meant our Satnav refused to play ball! We parked in the obligatory car park and went...  more »
  • The archaeological site and the Museum are worthy to see but I recommend go with guided tour, as it is very interesting to understand the history that goes with the place. There is much to discover but we loved it, it is worth to see it approach.
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  • Although you can go "for free" we prefer hiring tour agency "Cordoba walk" to avoid having to move the car and was a success. For just eur 20 took us from Córdoba to the foot of the reservoir, there we took the shuttle bus and then visited the ruins with an excellent guide, with great knowledge of the subject. It is very impressive and interesting, we are more accustomed to the sites of Roman times and from the Muslim era was very informative and a great discovery. Highly recommended.
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