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Medina Azahara Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Discover the history of the Medina Azahara with an expert English or Spanish guide by your side and skip-the-line tickets.

Highlights

  • Embark on a guided tour of Medina Azahara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the ease of skip-the-line tickets.

  • Admire the horseshoe-shaped arcades of the House of Ya’far, the Prime Minister's house as you understand the importance of Córdoba during the 10th century.

  • Visit the Madinat al-Zahara Museum, and see the animated movie that brings the archaeological site to life.

  • Choose from English or Spanish-speaking guides to make your conversations effortless. You can also upgrade to include roundtrip transfers from Cordoba.

  • Fun Fact: The Medina Azahara is the only Caliphate city preserved and subject of investigation which is why it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Medina Azahara

  • Roundtrip bus transfer from Cardoba (optional)

  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide (as per option selected)

  • Shuttle bus transport on site

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Reviews

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Jose Joaquim Nunes Tadeia

Jose

5/5

Mar, 2024

A rocky start, with no reservation in sight. Fortunately, Claudia quickly solved the problem and calmed me down. During the visit, Claudia, the "family" guide, showed superior culture, attention to detail, professionalism and friendliness! Thank you "heart" Claudia ( and Estremoz is in the Alentejo.... )
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Cristina Canet Pérez

Cristina

4/5

Mar, 2024

The guide was very didactic and friendly. The problem was the queues to get in and out of Medina Azahara with the shuttle bus.
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otoniel santana sanabria

Otoniel

5/5

Jun, 2024

Good explanations by the guide Azhara and the place very recommendable to visit.
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Elena Guijarro Martínez

Elena

4/5

Jan, 2024

The anecdotes told by Maria. Avoiding the queues when arriving to redeem tickets.
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JUAN LUIS FRANCO MERCADO

Juan

5/5

Dec, 2023

The guide's magnificent exposition has been extraordinary.
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Enjoy this English or Spanish-guided tour of Medina Azahara, the ruins of the palatine city built by the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba in 929 AD. As the heart of the government and administration, the city included grand ceremonial halls, spectacular mosques, and a number of workshops, homes, baths, gardens, and offices. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018. You can see the reception hall, known as 'Salon Rico' containing inscriptions dating back to the 10th century, and visit the massive “House of Ya’far” that has an intricately detailed floor similar to that of a basilica.

The Grand Portico is another must-see location at the attraction, in addition to the massive gardens of the Medina Azahara. Along the way, your guide will go into the detailed history of the attraction and give you intriguing stories of the region and the Caliphate that was ruling during those times.

Options allow you to tailor your trip to your language and convenience. You can choose from English or Spanish-speaking guides for fluid conversations. For maximum comfort select roundtrip transfers from Cordoba and forget the hassles of commute planning.

What to bring

  • As there is a significant amount of walking on the tour, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

  • Make sure to carry sufficient water and sun protection as there is no shade.

What's not allowed

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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