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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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 11 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

Thank IanT2_12
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Fascinating complex to visit. We had a guide in English arranged through Artencordoba. Very informative. Without the guide we would not have appreciated what we were seeing and the background anecdotes. A quite large ruined complex of a town built to house the governmental and...More

Thank Boblionie
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We had been told to visit this whilst in Cordoba. It's about 10K away from the city. We booked a tour and caught the bus a few minutes away from the Alcazar. On arrival at the car park/museum we transferred to a shuttle bus. The...More

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

It’s free to EU citizens and well worth a visit . Lots of information available some in English. It’s also possible to wander around the Roman theatre.

1  Thank kpgreynomads
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were under the impression that this was going to be a site that was quite difficult to get to, and in all fairness had we done this by public transport we would have not had time to complete the other things we had on...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 6 June 2018

It is not in the city center really more than 10 km away , but deserve a morning trip. Do not miss to watch the video guide before visiting the meuseum and archeological site. If going with taxi arrange for return otherwise there is not...More

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Sawsan H
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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
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.