Madinat Al-zahra

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  • Address: Ctra. de Palma del Rio, km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-957104933
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

Madinat Al-zahra - Review

An on-going archaeological excavation, the Medinat Al-Zahra is a historical treasure which used to be a town with palaces and official buildings. The enigmatic palace made by Abd-al Rahman has been excavated and the ruins are reminiscent of a glorious fortress that was full of rich, luscious finery. The Royal castle is built at the highest level, overlooking the town on three levels, surrounded by a city wall.

Even though only one tenth of the whole site has been dug out, it is easy to see that the site once had a flourishing civilization. The museum on site is very informative and clears almost any questions you might have about this magnificent town.

Madinat Al-zahra Information

  • It’s better to see the film and the displays at the museum before you head to see the palace as the site would make much more sense after a bit of a pre-explanation.
  • A shuttle bus transfer is available which helps transfer visitors from the city to the archaeological site.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and carry protection from sun.

Madinat Al-zahra Ticket Prices

  • Entry for Europeans is free.
  • Transfer Tickets: 2.10€.

How To reach Madinat Al-zahra by Public Transport

  • Shuttle bus facility is available from Cordoba.
  • Alternatively, you can hire a cab to reach here.

Restaurants Near Madinat Al-zahra

  • There is a cafe near the museum at Medina Al-Zahra.

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TripHobo Highlights for Madinat Al-zahra

  • Madinat Al-zahra Address: Ctra. de Palma del Rio, km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
  • Madinat Al-zahra Contact Number: +34-957104933
  • Madinat Al-zahra Timing: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Madinat Al-zahra Price: 2 EUR
  • Time required to visit Madinat Al-zahra: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Madinat Al-zahra

  • 91.48% of people who visit Cordoba include Madinat Al-zahra in their plan

  • 35.51% of people start their Madinat Al-zahra visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Madinat Al-zahra

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

92.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Madinat Al-zahra

People normally club together Alcazar De Los Reyes Cristianos and Bodegas Mezquita Cespedes while planning their visit to Madinat Al-zahra.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Madinat Al-zahra, Cordoba Reviews

  • Stunningly interesting Muslim palace-city. The night tour is highly recommended. Our guide was awesome: knowlegeable and an excellent communicator. The bus picks you up in the city centre an takes you to the archeological site. Don't miss it!!!

  • An amazing place and the visitor centre introduction was well worth it. I wouldn't bother going via the 'Hop on Hop off' ticket it proved difficult to locate the stop and their staff were less than helpful

  • Didn't realise it closed at 2:30 until we got there at 1:30! Was really interesting just wish we knew the hours before driving there. Otherwise it could have been a good visit!

  • We drove and parked at the parking lot. Went in to the centre to see the video (English subtitles) and look at the little museum. Then we caught the bus up to see the archeological site. Really recommend watching the video before hopping on the bus as the video gives you a good context of what you are seeing. We probably could have driven up the hill in our car as there is a bit of parking but there is not heaps.

  • Loved it. Try to go early morning as the timing of the place varies. We visited on Tuesday and the last shuttle back was at 2.30 pm. And they close at 3. Dont trust the Google time. Hope this helps people who don't speak Spanish.

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