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Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra

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Address: Carretera Palma del Rio km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
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+34 957 10 49 33
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A must visit if you are near Cordoba!

During our week and a half long tour of Andalusia we rented a car, so getting there was super easy. It only took us about 20 minutes from our hotel and we ran directions on my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Shawsville, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During our week and a half long tour of Andalusia we rented a car, so getting there was super easy. It only took us about 20 minutes from our hotel and we ran directions on my iPhone. The directions were spot-on. The entrance fee is only 1.50 euros -- yes, that's right. It is a great deal. The site is... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day in Cordoba we decided to take a look at this historical site. There is a shuttle bus service, which we had missed, so decided to take a taxi and we are glad we did. The cost of the taxi was €14 for 4 people one way which we felt was value for money and when we... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught the 10.15 bus from the bus stop across the road from the Eurostars hotel, having bought tickets from the information centre the day before. It is suggested that you visit the museum first and watch the video before visiting the site. However we bought a book describing the site and took the bus to the site. The shuttle... More 

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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take sunglasses, a hat and your walking shoes! This visit is over fairly rough surfaces, climbing up and down, not recommended for anyone with difficulty getting around, but well worth the visit. There's a well-marked bus you can catch in town, opposite the Eurostars Palace Hotel, but you should get your tickets beforehand, as it fills up quickly. We signed... More 

Thank Amy N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this historic sight on my own rather than with a tour group. There are plenty of group options, but if you are like me and prefer to do your own research and make your own arrangements, it's not that hard. I got a taxi from the stand near my hotel and arrived at the museum center about 15... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent museum – very modern and with a high ambition. The museum is free for EU-citizens. There is a view point that is a no point to visit – nothing really to see that you can’t see from the outside. If the museum is free, you’ll still have to pay for the bus ride up to the site (it’s... More 

Thank dgjohansson
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old interesting ruins to walk around. Interesting history and museum attached. The museum is mostly old pots that have been dug up; but you can see how cooking vessels haven't really changed.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't know this place existed and only discovered it by chance as the coach ticket there wss included as part of the hop on hop off bus ticket for Cordoba. We got picked up at 4:45pm and were told we'd be picked up for the return journey to Cordoba at 8pm so allow plenty of time. We visited the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Well worth travelling out to see these ancient ruins which are likely to keep archaeologists going for many years. Underground modern exhibition centre with pleasant café is very good. A coach (a couple of euros, cheaper for over 65's) takes you up to the actual ruins where you can spend a good hour.......note that it is not really wheelchair accessible.

Thank Paul L
Roanoke VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

As others have noted, this is a historic treasure, one far from being fully unearthed. Even though much of it was plundered over the centuries, what remains and is being recreated are remarkable. We generally prefer not to take group tours, but after going back and forth on this for a while, we purchased the tour from the Medinat’s web... More 

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