Córdoba: Guided Tour of Medina Azahara

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from 21 $ per person
    • 21 $ (Standard price Guided Tour - Adults 13+)
    • 1 - 99 persons 8.50 $ (Guided Tour Child 8-12)
    • 1 - 99 persons 0 $ (Guided Tour infant 0-7)
    • 1 - 99 persons 27 $ (Guided Tour + Transport Adult 13+)
    • 1 - 99 persons 13.50 $ (Guided Tour + Transport Child 5-12)
    • 1 - 99 persons 7 $ (Guided Tour + Transport infant 0-5)

    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
    • Offer type : public (with other participants)
    • Tour ID: 33141
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      No need to print your voucher. Simply present the booking confirmation on your mobile phone or tablet. Of course, you may also print the booking confirmation.

    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.

    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

    The price does not include

    • 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.

    Please bring your booking confirmation.

    Cancellation Conditions

    Important: This deal cannot be cancelled for free.

    The local operator is solely responsible for the contents of this offer. In case of a reasonable suspicion of a copyrigth infringement, please contact us at to get the contact details of the operator.

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