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

Phone: +34-957104933

Ticket Price: 2 EUR

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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

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  • 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

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