Medina Azahara Free Walking Tour

Discover the magnificent “shining city” and be amazed by Medina Azahara and its Islamic art. This archaeological complex ordered to be built by Abderraman III is a must-visit when in Cordoba.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Medina Azahara Free Walking Tour

Our Medina Azahara Free Walking Tour will reveal just why its founder, the Omeya Caliph of Cordoba Abderraman III, named it “The Shining City”. The archaeological site served as royal residence and seat of the Al-Andalus government; it was erected in the year 936 and is considered today to be one of the largest and most representative places of medieval Europe as well as being part of the World Heritage sites.

The palatial city is just 8 kilometres away from Cordoba, in the foothills of Sierra Morena. During centuries it was laid to waste and forgotten until its powerful rediscovery at the end of the 19th century since it is a completely descriptive space of Islamic art which underwent no changes over the centuries. Within its walls, there was great wealth, with mercury swimming pools, golden roofs and geometrical and botanical decoration making it an ideal place for philosophers, caliphs, militaries and princes of the time.

On our guided visit, wander around the streets and hallways that were home to the former Arab civil and military administration; travel back in time to admire the ruins of the guardians and servants quarters, mosques, royal towers and halls, pool or the large portico making this palace a majestic archaeological complex.

In addition, in the company of our Spanish speaking guide, we will take a stroll through the Interpretation Centre of Medina Azahara, which was recognized in 2012 as being the “European Museum of the Year” an ambitious and representative monument composed by exhibition and educational halls, an auditorium, a library and much more.

Don´t miss the chance to discover the pearl of Cordoba and book a place on our Medina Azahara Free Walking Tour.

Highlights to see in Medina Azahara Free Walking Tour

  • Medina Azahara
  • Guardians and Servants´ quarters
  • Mosques
  • Royal Halls
  • Interpretation Centre of Medina Azahara
  • And much more!


Guide in Spanish
2 hours

A partir de 16 años: free

Niños de 0-15 años: free

Availability and starting time
Not available
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, so that the guide does not wait.


The best Spanish Speaking guides of Cordoba
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Food and Drinks

Meeting point

Puerta del Centro de Visitantes Medina Azahara, junto a la parada de la lanzadera . Busca un paraguas/bandera verde azulado con el nombre de “Paseando por Europa”


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Fully adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

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Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
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