Madinat Al-zahra, Cordoba
Madinat Al-zahra, Cordoba - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Ctra. de Palma del Rio, km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
Ticket Price: 2 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
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Castle, Historical Site, Archaeological Site
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About Madinat Al-zahra, Cordoba
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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Madinat Al-zahra, Cordoba Reviews
Huge, partly restored city site on hillside. Excellent car parking facilities. Free entry for EU citizens, which includes the site and museum. You pay 1.5 euro each for a bus that takes you to and from the site itself which is some distance away. The museum and associated exhibition is not as large as I expected, but overall the place is excellent.
A fascinating place well presented and organised. Cheap entrance and a good cafeteria.
Just outside Cordoba. Plenty of parking and a bus to the entrance. Fascinating Islamic ruin from the 10th century. Also known as 'The Shining City' and you can see why.
Beautifully preserved ruins of an ancient city. Would recommend taking a guided tour though
Nice site to visit, avoid it when it's hot! Free entry, €2,10 for the bus that takes you there and back fron the parking. 8 km far from Cordoba