Guided tour of Medina Azahara

We welcome you to the best guided tour of Medina Azahara, the impressive “Shining City” of the Umayyad Caliphate. An authentic jewel of Islam that has established itself as the second most visited monument in Cordoba and one of the most important in the world.

Medina Azahara reflects like no other construction the authentic splendor of Al Andalus and is therefore a tourist and cultural attraction of incalculable value.

This is our guided tour of Medina Azahara

We offer you an incredible 2 and a half hour guided tour that will show you the best of the splendid citadel of Abd-al-Rahman III, which was destined to be the capital of the new state and to be a symbol of power before the adversaries and allies of Al-Andalus.

visit takes place mainly in the archaeological site, ruins of the ancient city, where our guide will explain each of the stays and locations along the route. We will also explain the political, historical and social context that lived in Al Andalus according to the estancia in which we find ourselves.

The archaeological and artistic value that is hidden behind the walls of the citadel make it a reference tourist spot on the entire planet, which is why we recommend hiring our guided tours in Medina Azahara so that you can know in a unique way the secrets of this great monumental complex.

The Medina Azahara site is located 7 km from the city of Córdoba. Upon arrival, we will find the visitor reception center, where we will see the museum where some of the most important pieces of art are exhibited caliphal. We will be able to attend a brief 17min projection in which the site is recreated.

The archaeological site and the visitor center are connected by a shuttle bus (cost €2.5). The use of this shuttle is compulsory as the site cannot be accessed by private car. On the other hand, the entrance to the site is free. For groups of more than 10 people, the use of radio guides is recommended, although their use is not mandatory.

Some images of our tours in Medina Azahara

Here are some photographs we have taken during our guided tours of Medina Azahara.

Information of interest

Here is some useful information about our guided tour. If you need to know anything else do not hesitate to call or write us.

  • Visit duration

    2 hours 30min approximately

  • Visiting hours

    Saturdays and Sundays: From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point

    Shuttle Bus Stop. Main Parking Visitor Center

  • End point

    Exit. medina azahara

  • Price per person

    Children from 6 to 12 years old €6
    Children up to 6 free
    Students from 12 to 16 years old €6

  • Grups

    The visits will be made in only one language. Different group for each language. Maximum 20 people per group

We answer your questions about our organized visits to Medina Azahara.

If you have questions, we have answers. We solve your doubts about our guided tours in Medina Azahara.

Because Medina Azahara is one of the most extensive and complex monumental complexes in the world. In fact it is a citadel with an intramural extension of 112 hectares. Each of its rooms houses a history of more than a thousand years worthy of being told and explained. There are many historical details and artistic nuances to be explained in the Umayyad citadel.

We conduct our guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. with Spanish guides.

The tour in English requires previous confirmation.

Of course it is. If you want information about the night visit to Medina Azahara click on the link and you will be able to make your reservation and get information about the activity.

Testimonials and reviews from our customers on Google

We leave you some reviews that our customers have left us on Google. For us, the satisfaction of those who hire our services is the best possible reward. Thanks to all of you

Ana Carmona
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Last night I was with my friends visiting Madinat Al Zahra and it was wonderful. Our guide, Antonio, knew how to liven up the visit all the time with touches of humor. In addition, I found him to be a great professional and very attentive. We learned a lot and I was able to visualize in my mind perfectly what he was explaining. I would definitely repeat.
Gerardo Calzadilla
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This Saturday we visited Medina Azahara with my family and Antonio accompanied us. He is an exceptional guide, he knows all the history and secrets of this wonderful city located just a few km from Cordoba. 100% recommended visit.
Teodoro Diente
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We hired the guided tour of Medina Azahara with A Medina Cordova, and we were fortunate that the guide Antonio, is a true professional, he made the visit very enjoyable and entertaining...... Many thanks to Antonio.
Javier González
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Very happy and very satisfied with the excursion to Medina Azahara with Gia Antonio.

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Children under 6 years old do not pay neither the visit nor the entrance to the monument.