Medina Azahara of Córdoba

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Medina Azahara of Cordoba

Located a few miles west of Cordoba, the remains of 10th century palace city of Medina Azahara (also known as Medinat al-Zahra) are worth a short trip. At one time, this city was of unimaginable luxury and glory. Although there is nothing but ruins, visitors can feel the former magnificence of the city.

In 936, Abd al-Rahman III commanded to built this city which was probably the most beautiful manmade place the world has ever seen. It took three decades and the power of 10,000 workers to built palaces, dwelling houses, gardens and a mosque.

Medina Azahara was built on three large terraces on a southward slope. Its plan is rectangular and it spans over an area of more than 110 hectares (270 acres).

On November 18th, 2014 Medina Azahara has been accepted for the recommendation list for future world cultural heritage sites. The is first step towards Medina Azahara’s designation as world cultural heritage. The city of Medina Azahara, is one of the best place in Cordoba that you´d visit in your Cordoba´s trip.

Schedule from January 1 to March 31

  • Monday: Closed.
  • From Tuesday to Saturday: from 09.00 to 18.00.
  • Sundays and holidays: from 09.00 to 15.00.

Schedule from April 1 to June 30

  • Monday: Closed
  • From Tuesday to Saturday: from 09.00 to 21.00.
  • Sundays and holidays: from 09.00 to 15.00.

Schedule from July 1 to September 15

  • Monday: Closed
  • From Tuesday to Saturday: from 09.00 to 15.00.
  • Sundays and holidays: from 09.00 to 15.00.

Schedule from September 16 to December 31

  • Monday: Closed
  • From Tuesday to Saturday: from 09.00 to 18.00.
  • Sundays and holidays: from 09.00 to 15.00.

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