Discover the palatial city of Medina Azahara, royal residence of the first Omeya Caliph of Córdoba, and pride of Al-Andalus.

Description

The Medina Azahara Day Trip is the perfect journey to understand why the Omeya Caliph of Córdoba Abderramán III, its founder, gave it the name “La Ciudad Resplandeciente” (The brilliant city). This archaeological site, ordered to be built in the year 936 as a royal residence and seat of the Al-Andalus government, is nowadays one of the largest and most representative places of medieval Europe.

This palatial city is just 8 kilometres away from Cordoba, on the slopes of Sierra Morena. It was a destroyed and forgotten place for centuries, but at the end of the XIX Century, it was unearthed and idealised, since it is a really descriptive space of the Muslim art and it has never been modified. Within its walls, there was a great wealth, with mercury swimming pools, gold roofs, and geometrical and botanical decoration; thank to this, it became an idyllic place for philosophers, caliphs, militaries and princes of the time.

The Medina Azahara Day Trip will take us along the streets where the Arab ancient civil and military administration was located. We will go back in time to get lost in its halls, the guardians and servants rooms, mosques, towers and royal spaces, and learn about how the life was in that majestic place.

In addition, in the amazing company of our Spanish speaking guide, we will take a stroll through the Interpretation Centre of Medina Azahara, which received the “European Museum of the Year Award” in 2012. This is a rich and very representative architectural work, composed by exhibition and educational halls, auditorium, library and much more.

Featured places

  • Medina Azahara
  • Interpretation Centre
  • And much more!

Included

Spanish speaking guide
The funniest guides that you will find in Cordoba!
Tickets to monuments
Ticket to Medina Azahara.

Excluded

Food and drinks
Almuerzo por cuenta del cliente.

Meeting point

  • Option A (with transport): Paseo de la Victoria (Hospital Cruz Roja).
  • Option B (without transport): Interpretation Centre Parking (Lanzadera Stop).

Details

Duration
3 hours (transport included).
Language
Spanish speaking guide.
Price
  • With transport: Adults: 23.00 €, Children 5 - 12 years old: 12.00 €, Children 0 - 4 years old: free.
  • Without transport: Adults: 16.00 €, Children 5 - 12 years old: 8.00 €, Children 0 - 4 years old: free.
Time
With transport: 10:00 hours | Without transport: 10:30 horas.
Availability
From Tuesday to Sunday.
Transport
Optional bus transport and shuttle bus from Cordoba. Have a look to our calendar to know price and availability.

Conditions

Tour reservation
Some tours are sold out very soon, so we recommend you to make the reservation as soon as possible to ensure your place. This is also a way to guarantee an excellent tour quality. If you reserve in advance, we can plan the number of tourist guides needed according to the group size, to provide the best experience ever.
Private trip
¿Would you like to enjoy this tour in private with your family and friends? With our private tour, you will have a tourist guide at your complete disposal and you can personalise the meeting point (in the city centre).
Payment Method
Payment by PayPal or credit card. When you make the reservation, the full amount will be charged.
Cancellations
The reservation can be modified without any penalty up to 48 hours before the tour starts.
Voucher
As soon as you finish your purchase, you will receive your E-ticket. Check your email and follow the instructions. Print your E-ticket or take it on your mobile phone to the meeting point.

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

Contact us

Do you have any question?
Would you like this tour in private?
Reservation online or by phone (+34) 928926312
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Reviews

  • Posted by: Guerra
    la recogida fue facil
  • Posted by: Rodríguez
    pasamos mucho calor pero merecio la pena
  • Posted by: Marulanda
    era una visita con los niños y la verdad que salieron encantados, volveremos a cordoba para realizar otros tours

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