Pick up your bus tickets by 10:30am (or better yet, the day before) and make your way to Bus Stop #74, where you'll board the bus bound from Córdoba to the archaeological site of Medina Azahara. After a short ride of around 30 minutes, transfer to a special bus bound for the site (your same ticket is valid for both buses). Arrive at Medina Azahara for a guided 90-minute tour.
After the tour of the archaeological site concludes, take a look around the museum located inside the visitor's center. Watch a 20-minute video in the museum to get an understanding of what life in Medina Azahara was like during its heyday. At 2pm, board the bus back to Córdoba.