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Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Carretera Palma del Rio km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 10 49 33
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been twice before and were really looking forward to seeing the Caliph’s rooms and the gardens again, but were very disappointed that both were closed and we couldn’t even get near them. However, the rest of the site is quite interesting and some...More

Thank jglinaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Madinet Al-Zahra today as part of our two day hop on hop off ticket. It seems to be a long way out of town for not very much. Perhaps if there had been better tourist information brochures available in English it may...More

Thank jhstephens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the tourist bus to get there on the same day, it takes 15-20’ but it is worth the trip. The archeological site is very nice, but a bit tiring under the sun for children. Back in the museum/ticket office a well made 15’...More

1  Thank Riccardo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here several years ago, and since then much needed restoration has been done. It still has a long way to go, but it's an interesting site outside of Cordoba. The Parador is near here, but don't stay there as it's way out of the...More

Thank Mojaquera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What makes Madinat Al-Zahra different is that it's an archaeological site in progress unlike other sites in Andalucia. If you do take a tour guide it will make you relive the experience as it was lived back in the year 936AD. You can appreciate the...More

Thank Eng_Nasser
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

EU passport holders get free entry to the museum and actual ruins site. The complex is about 20mins outside Córdoba so you can get here quite easily by car/bus/taxi. You park in the main car park and then have to take a bus up to...More

Thank Usman M
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a must if you visit Cordoba. Despite the fact that only about 15% of the ruins were excavated, the area still brings you so much awe and info about this beautiful Moorish medieval palace.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

It is incredible to think that all this huge space we can walk through is just around 6% of the whole archeological site! I went on a night tour in the summer and I was super impressed, great experience.

Thank luizacerioli
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It Is around 10 kilometres far from Cordoba. Engineers are trying to restore Alzahara . Attending the film of the history of alzahara is usefull. It is a must for those who wants to know about the history of Cordoba.

Thank Amjad2008
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Our stop at Madinat Al-Zahra was one fascinating stop on our amazing tour of Spain. It was a purportedly a white city built in terraces into the hillside at the base of Sierra Morena with the Caliph’s palace at the top. Building commenced in about...More

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Sawsan H
13 July 2018|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Our guided tour took half a day.
Lesley M
31 May 2018|
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Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
Only just found this. Go to the Tourist Office in , I think Plaza Tendillas. They sell bus tickets. They also tell you where to get the bus. Well worth visiting
17 July 2017|
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Response from Anjum01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can try a taxi and in comparison to US, taxis are kind of inexpensive in Spain.