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For a brief (75 year) period, this was the palace site of the local caliph. Excavation has been going on for some time. As archaeological excavations go, it is ok. It wasn't as interesting to us or as spectacular as some of the better Greek,...More
Madīnat al-Zahrā', was an Umayyad residence between the tenth and eleventh centuries B.C.. The archaeological site is located at the foot of the Sierra Morena, about 5 km west of Cordoba. It is not necessary to book, but if you are in a group, preferably...More
We turned up at 3pm on a Tuesday, which is during opening hours. There was no way to access the visitors centre and no sign of a bus - just of other confused tourists. After waiting until 3.30pm, we left.
A few K.M outside the city centre theres a very modern visiter centre with a museum shop and cafe.make sure you watch the 15 or so min film in the centres cinema that shows you what life was like in the city and gives you...More
Small museum with some very nice exhibits. Built on top of the ruins of a Roman theatre makes for an interesting and well laid out exhibition. Well worth a visit and free to EU passport holders. One of the many cultural sights across Europe that...More
Overall a nice place if you enjoy history. We booked our half day tickets through another site. We took a bus from the bus stop in front of the Hotel Eurostars Palace and arrived at a location near the Madinat Al-Zahra in 10-15mins. After that...More
A really important part of any tour of Moorish Spain. I have some tips. Entry is free for EU citizens, but you must still get a ticket to enter the archaeological site. You can get tickets from the museum.
Make sure you see both the...More
Newly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this past July, Medina Azahara is a great experience away from the tourist crowds (although perhaps not for long!). We bought tickets for the morning tour on the medinaazahara.org site, which included bus transportation from Cordoba (which...More