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Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra

Carretera Palma del Rio km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 10 49 33
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Interesting archeological site

An interesting site, that is easy to find. No guidebooks available so our experience was somewhat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris R
New Romney, United Kingdom
via mobile
Still emerging

A modern museum appears to have been made in anticipation of both far more excavation (only 12% of... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Atlanta, GA
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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 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting site, that is easy to find. No guidebooks available so our experience was somewhat diminished as the information boards were rather sparse and not overly detailed. I would recommend going with a guide to get the full experience. Museum at the bottom of...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 11 January 2018

A modern museum appears to have been made in anticipation of both far more excavation (only 12% of the 10th cent. city has been studied) and the site’s potential inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The ruins are on the hillside, 2.5 km beyond...More

1  Thank thrall
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

It was easy to drive into the museum. We had decent sandwiches at the cafe while watching the informative video through their WiFi. we then visited the permanent exhibition which left us quite knowledgeable about what we would see in the archeological site. Easy ride...More

Thank GrisyGer
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The museum has a lot of information about the beginning of Andalusian era till its end. The whole city is still not discovered yet since it was demolished through internal wars. It is good to see how big it is and its wonderful location.

Thank Mohammed M
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Worth the trip out from Cordoba. you park at the museum (which was free and very well-done). You then get the shuttle bus from the museum to the site (every 20 mins from the car-park, 2.10 euros return pp.) The site is amazing - lots...More

2  Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit this year. Take the bus from Malaga. Film show and artefacts then little bus to the ruins. Absolutely breathtaking. Small shop and cafe in main building

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Fascinating museum and a place to learn about the culture. Worth the trip in the bus up to see the ruins. Cost 2.10 euro return. Free entrance for EU members.

Thank Susannah H
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This place was discovered on 1910. One hundred years of excavations, unique presentation of the wealth of cordobean khalifat.

Thank n0aimi
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It is a ride out of town and has an interesting story but I wouldn't do it unless you had seen everything else. It took a lot of time and I wish I had that time back to see another attraction that I missed because...More

Thank SlightlyDusty
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We drove ourselves to the Madinat, which is about 7km outside Cordobes. We found the arrangement a little confusing as the signs and people gave different instructions. Having parked the car we had to go into the visitor cebtre to pick up a free ticket,...More

Thank 476David
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18 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.
hadis g
21 October 2015|
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Response from Tarantella G | Reviewed this property |
The site andalucia has information about this place. Type in Madinat Al Zahra and you will see it. I couldn't write it as a proper web link because TA did not allow it.