Archaeological Ensemble of Medina Azahara
At the foot of the cordoban sierra, northwest of the capital, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain, Medina Azahara or Madinat-al-Zahra, where the Umayyad Abd al-Rahman III built a city palace that could accommodate up to 12,000 people. It was constructed using the most precious materials: marble, ebony, ivory, precious stones. It was the seat of government.
Among its buildings are the Casa del Ejército (The House of the army) and The Salón Rico (the rich room) where you can appreciate the sumptuousness of the construction.
It was a city of with a brief existence of just 70 years, since it was founded in the year 940 until its destruction at the hands of the Berbers in the year 1010, which reduced it to rubble.
Twice a day a Consorcio de Turismo de Córdoba tour bus makes a journey to the Citadel. Leaving Cordoba in the morning, with two collection points: the Avenida del Alcazar and the Paseo de la Victoria. The bus returns to Cordoba one and a half hour after its arrival in Medina Azahara. The bus ticket price is 6,50 €
Opening Hours Archaeological emsemble of Medina Azahara:
Sundays and public holidays: from 10h to 14h
Ticket Price Archaeological ensemble of Medina Azahara:
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.