How to visit Medina Azahara, the palatine city of Abderraman III

Do you already know Medina Azahara? The greatest tourist attraction in Cordoba but so unknown at the same time. Medina Azahara is an archaeological site although it was built as a fully functional city. It was the headquarters of the government during the independent caliphate of Al-Andalus, which was established in the 10th century

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The luxurious materials and innovative construction methods used in the city are still patents on the site, and the memory of the magnificent ceremonies held by the caliph for kings and lords from all over the world, which make the city known as mythical, still lingers in the memory of the ancient city. Today, Medina Azahara is one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe.

Where can we find Medina Azahara?

This site is located some eight kilometers from the city of Cordoba, in the foothills of Sierra Morena. More specifically, it is situated on what is known as the “hill of La Desposada”. This enclave and its name are linked to the romantic legend of Abderramán III, who ordered the construction of the city for his wife’s favorite, Azahara. It is a beautiful legend that has been completely disproved by historians and academics on the subject.

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How to get to Medina Azahara?

The best ways to get to Medina Azahara are the two following: by bus and by car. Of course, the more adventurous can walk or cycle, but we advise you: it is not exactly a short journey.

The bus is the most comfortable way to visit Medina Azahara. The ticket includes the two different journeys to the archaeological site of Medina Azahara. The perfect complement to this ticket would be to book a guided tour to get a better knowledge of what you are viewing.

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Salón Basilical Medina Azahara

Another option to visit Medina Azahara is if you have arrived in Cordoba with your private car, you can drive your car to the car park of the reception center. In case you decide to hire us to guide you through such a place, we would take care of everything from this point until the end of the visit. Therefore, the cost would be somewhat lower than the bus option.

Book a guided tour with transport.

One of the easiest ways to get the full Medina Azahara cultural experience and don’t have to worry about transport is to pre-book a guided tour that includes transport from the city.

Eventour offers a unique experience where we combine historical accuracy with the most special legends that take place in Medina Azahara, the legendary city of Abderraman III.

If you would like to book a visit you can do so by calling  +34 957 39 1215 or +34 645363298.

You can also do it from the web in the link that you will find just below.

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