Córdoba: Guided Tour of Medina Azahara

Córdoba: Guided Tour of Medina Azahara

Explore Spain's largest archaeological site and discover the 1000 year old history of the palace city Medina Azahara.

Explore Spain's largest archaeological site and discover the 1000 year old history of the palace city Medina Azahara.

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Details

  • Languages: Spanisch
  • Participants: 1 - 250
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Travel back in time to experience the wealth and influence of the Caliphate of Córdoba in the ruins of a fortified city of Córdoba
  • Follow your guide and visit the ancient ruins of the palace, the mosque, the central courtyard and the noble residences as well as the local museum
  • Climb the surrounding hills for breathtaking views of the devastated city and surrounding countryside of Cordoban - a tour that takes you through the rise and fall of this remarkable city

Description

Awaken your inner Indiana Jones and explore over 1000 years of history in this magnificent palace city built by Caliph Abd ar-Rahman III in the 10th century. Your guide will tell you all about the rise and fall of this abandoned fortress and will take you back to the heyday of the Caliphate of Córdoba.

Legend has it that Abd ar-Rahman III built the Medina Azahara as a gift for his wife, who surrounded it with flowering cherry trees to relieve her homesickness for snow-covered Syria. More likely, it was built as a sign of wealth and power, a new capital to strengthen the rule of the Caliph.

Unfortunately, it did not take long and the city was plundered by marauding Berbers only 70 years after its completion. Today the ruins offer a fascinating snapshot of a forgotten era: the central palace and the excavated mosque as well as aristocratic residences, administrative buildings and service buildings.

You will also learn about the lives of the thousands of people who lived there.

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Additional information

Guided tour: 2 hours, with transport: About 3 hours.

Please note that guided tours are only offered in Spanish.

Included in the price

  • Access to the archaeological site and interpretation centre of Medina Azahara
  • Guided tour in Spanish
  • Transport from Córdoba and back (if selected)
  • Transfer from the meeting point (car park) to the location
  • Pick-up from hotel
  • Food and beverages

Meeting point

Transport: Glorieta de la Cruz Roja, Paseo de la Victoria Avenue, 14004, Córdoba. Show your smartphone ticket to your Oway Tours guide, who you can recognize by the blue umbrella. Medina Azahara: km 5,5,Carretera Palma del Río, 14005, Córdoba. Show your smartphone ticket to your Oway Tours guide in the parking lot of Medina Azahara, next to the shuttle bus stop. Your guide carries a blue umbrella.

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