Book Medina Azahara Tours | Cordoba

4.5(1.2K Ratings)

Headout is an authorized and trusted partner of the venue, offering curated experiences to enjoy this attraction. This is not the venue's website.




medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-1
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-2
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-3
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-4
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-5
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-1
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-2
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-3
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-4
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-5
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-1
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-2
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-3
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-4
medina azahara guided tour with skip-the-line tickets-5
Guided Tours
4.51(1.2K)

Medina Azahara Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

from
€14
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Begin by skipping the lines and exploring the ruins of the mesmerizing world of Medina Azahara which was built over 1,000 years ago on a 2.5-hour guided tour.
  • Walk beside a knowledgeable guide and learn how the city was planned, from the palace and gardens to residential buildings and the main mosque.
  • Don't let language barriers ruin your fun. Choose from English or Spanish-speaking guides to suit your preferences.
  • Hear intriguing stories of the old Caliphate, visit the Madinat al-Zahara Museum, and see the animated movie that brings the archaeological site to life.
  • With a simple upgrade you can enjoy pick-n-drop services from Cordoba to Medina Azahara. A comfy ride will leave you pumped for more exploration!
  • Begin by skipping the lines and exploring the ruins of the mesmerizing world of Medina Azahara which was built over 1,000 years ago on a 2.5-hour guided tour.
  • Walk beside a knowledgeable guide and learn how the city was planned, from the palace and gardens to residential buildings and the main mosque.
  • Don't let language barriers ruin your fun. Choose from English or Spanish-speaking guides to suit your preferences.
  • Hear intriguing stories of the old Caliphate, visit the Madinat al-Zahara Museum, and see the animated movie that brings the archaeological site to life.
  • With a simple upgrade you can enjoy pick-n-drop services from Cordoba to Medina Azahara. A comfy ride will leave you pumped for more exploration!

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Medina Azahara
  • Roundtrip bus transfer from Cardoba (optional)
  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide (as per option selected)
  • Shuttle bus transport on site
  • Tip: Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces and don't forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
guided night tour of medina azahara-1
guided night tour of medina azahara-2
guided night tour of medina azahara-3
guided night tour of medina azahara-4
guided night tour of medina azahara-5
guided night tour of medina azahara-1
guided night tour of medina azahara-2
guided night tour of medina azahara-3
guided night tour of medina azahara-4
guided night tour of medina azahara-5
guided night tour of medina azahara-1
guided night tour of medina azahara-2
guided night tour of medina azahara-3
guided night tour of medina azahara-4
guided night tour of medina azahara-5
Guided Tours
NEW

Guided Night Tour of Medina Azahara

from
€14
2 hr.
Transfers Included
  • Embark on a 2-hour guided night tour to uncover the historical marvel of Medina Azahara, the capital of Al-Andalus during its Caliphate reign.
  • Discover the Moorish history of Spain as you explore the remains of a medieval palace-city built by Umayyad Caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir in Córdoba.
  • For your convenience, you have the option to book the tour with or without transportation from Córdoba.
  • Embark on a 2-hour guided night tour to uncover the historical marvel of Medina Azahara, the capital of Al-Andalus during its Caliphate reign.
  • Discover the Moorish history of Spain as you explore the remains of a medieval palace-city built by Umayyad Caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir in Córdoba.
  • For your convenience, you have the option to book the tour with or without transportation from Córdoba.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour guided tour of Medina Azahara
  • Round-trip bus transfers from Córdoba (optional)
  • Radio guide system for groups with more than 10 members

Exclusions

  • Shuttle from Medina Azahara's main gate to the site
  • Tip: Explore the detailed model showcasing the layout and structures of the ancient palace-city, providing a comprehensive overview of its grandeur.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with mobility issues.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Visiting Medina Azahara in Córdoba | Book Medina Azahara Tickets

Built in 929 AD, by Abd-al Rahman III, Medina Azahara is an ancient city at the foot of the Sierra Morena mountains in Córdoba. The city was supposedly built to promote the image of the independently created Western Caliph in Medieval Europe. Like many ancient and medieval cities, beside mountains, Medina Azahara was built on terraces, surrounded by a city wall. The highest and middle terraces were reserved for the royal palaces and the lowest level was reserved for the living quarters. The rich marbles, intricate decorations and Byzantine contributions make Medina Azahara a must-visit when in Spain. 
Read on to know more about the palace city of Córdoba, from its timings, highlights, tickets and more.

Why Visit Córdoba Medina Azahara?

Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets
  • Medina Azahara is an ancient city, now recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. 
  • The 10th century city has magnificent buildings and artworks. The High Hall has decorated arches, and the rich hall, divided into 3 naves has red and bluish marble arches.
  • The Rich hall also has Ataurique decorations or carved plant motifs. 
  • Medina Azahara is a rich example of Hispanic-Muslim legacy. 
  • The Medina Azahara Córdoba is home to 2 important monuments- the Medina Azahara and the iconic Aljama mosque. 

Your Córdoba Medina Azahara Tickets Explained

Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets

What is the Best Way To Book Medina Azahara Córdoba Tickets? Book Online

As Medina Azahara is one of the most popular attractions in Córdoba for tourists, it can become a massive task to get your hands on the tickets without prior arrangements. Book your tickets online and enjoy an experience without bother while on your trip. 

  • Convenience: Leave behind the long queues with the fast-track tickets that make you jazz past the long lines.
  • Advance Reservations: With the online booking process, you can secure your trip easily by purchasing your tour slots in advance.
  • Great Discounts: Get lost in the ancient world of Medina Azahara at interestingly low prices, as online booking gives you great discounts.

Medina Azahara Córdoba Highlights

Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets

The Royal Castle

The Royal Castle is built on the highest and middle of the 3 terraces of Medina Azahara Córdoba. Many sources say that the royal castle was intended for propaganda purposes of Abr Rahman III. The palace was meant to showcase the power of the Umayyad caliphate in Medieval Western Europe.

Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets

The Aljama Mosque

The Aljama Mosque of Medina Azahara Córdoba is situated on the lowest terrace, outside the city walls. It was the city’s main congregational mosque. The mosque had a private passage for the Caliph to enter directly to the Maqsura. The floor plan of the mosque is rectangular with a courtyard, prayer hall and minaret.

Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets

High Garden

Like most gardens in the Muslim world, the High garden too is divided into 4 parts. Each part has ponds. In the center of the garden is the central pavilion. The 4 pools were for religious, decorative and functional purposes. The High garden is located on the same level as the Rich Hall.

Plan Your Visit To Medina Azahara in Córdoba

Timings
Getting There
Rules
Nearby
Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets
  • From January 1st to March 31st:
    Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday and holidays: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • From April 1st to June 30th:
    Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM to 9 PM
    Sunday and holidays: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • From July 1st to September 30th:
    Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM to 3 PM
    Sunday and holidays: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • From October 1st to December 31st:
    Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
    Sunday and holidays: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Closed on:
    All Mondays
    January 1st & 6th; May 1st; December 24th, 25th and 31st.
  • Best time to visit:
    Early mornings when the crowds are low and during the months from October to December.
Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets

Address: Ctra. Palma del Río, km 5.5, 14005 Córdoba, Spain.

Find on Maps.

  • By Bus: Daily Bus to Medina Azahara., starting from stops Paseo de la Victoria (Red Cross Hospital Roundabout) and Paseo de la Victoria (opposite Mercado Victoria).
    Nearest Stop: Resid. San José DC, Resid. San José.
  • By Train: C1.
    Nearest Station: El Higueron, Villarrubia de Córdoba.
  • By Car: Distance from Córdoba Airport: 8 km.
  • Nearest Parking: Decathlon Parking, Camper park Medina Azahara.
Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets
  • While there is no prescribed dress code, remember that Medina Azahara is religiously important. 
  • You cannot bring your vehicles directly to the ancient city. You’ll have to take the shuttle bus from the reception center at the Museum of Madinat al-Zahra. 
  • Respect the heritage of the monuments. Do not deface any part or cause harm to the architecture. 
  • Respect the experience of others in the tour.
Medina Azahara Córdoba tickets
  • Mosque- Cathedral of Córdoba: It is known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumptions and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Córdoba. It was formerly an Isl AMic Mosque.
  • Alcazar Of Christian Monarchs: It is located near the Mosque-Cathedral Of Córdoba, in the historic center of Córdoba, next to the Guadalquivir river. 
  • Roman Bridge of Córdoba: It was first built in the 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river. It has been reconstructed multiple times since then.
  • Castillo Almodovar del Rio: This castle in the province of Córdoba has Moorish origins. During the middle ages it underwent multiple renovations and reconstructions.

Visitor Tips

  • Medina Azahara has many uneven surfaces. Be prepared with comfortable footwear. 
  • Bring sunglasses, sunscreens and hats to beat the heat of the sun. Note that the site is not shaded.
  • Try to visit during late afternoons or early mornings to avoid the heat of the sun. 
  • You’ll need at least 2 to 3 hours to explore the entire site. 
  • Visit the site bookstore to buy illustrations and books for your children. 
  • It is best to have a baby carrier if you’re traveling with a baby. Baby strollers can make some places inaccessible.

All Your Questions About Medina Azahara Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Medina Azahara tickets?

A. You can buy Medina Azahara tickets online.

Q. Can I buy Medina Azahara tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Medina Azahara tickets online.

Q. What is the cost of Medina Azahara tickets?

A. Medina Azahara tickets cost €18.

Q. Can I get a discount on Medina Azahara tickets?

A. Infants get free entry. Children aged 8 to 12 get a discounted price for their tickets.

Q. What is Medina Azahara?

A. Medina Azahara is an ancient city founded in the 10th century by Abd-al Rahman III. It was used as a propaganda tool to showcase the caliph’s power in Medieval western Europe.

Q. How can I get access to Medina Azahara?

A. You can buy Medina Azahara tickets online. The site is accessible by bus and car.

Q. Where is Medina Azahara located?

A. The Medina Azahara is located in Córdoba province of Southern Spain. Find on map.

Q. What are some of the highlights of Medina Azahara?

A. The Medina Azahara Córdoba is a walled city with 3 terraces. It has a royal palace in the upper 2 terraces and living quarters on the lowest terrace. The main mosque of the city is located in the lowest terrace outside the city walls.

Q. How to reach Medina Azahara?

A. You can reach Medina Azahara by road. There are regular bus services from the city center of Córdoba.

Q. What are the timings of Medina Azahara?

A. The timings of Medina Azahara is usually from 10 AM to 5 PM. But it can vary between months. The site is closed on Mondays.

Q. What facilities are available in Medina Azahara?

A. The site has a locker facility in the entrance. It also has a shop, from which you can buy books and illustrations.

Q. Is Medina Azahara wheelchair accessible?

A. Medina Azahara has multiple terraces and has uneven surfaces, making some parts inaccessible by wheelchair.

Q. Is photography allowed in Medina Azahara?

A. Yes, photography is allowed in Medina Azahara.

Q. Is it worth visiting Medina Azahara?

A. Yes, Medina Azahara is a must-visit for every history, art and culture enthusiast. The well-designed Royal palaces, the halls, the high garden and the mosque makes the site a must-visit.