Guided tour

Cordoba: Medina Azahara by Night

4.5 / 5

16 reviews

Cordoba: Medina Azahara by Night

From US$ 14.65 per person

Enter the caliphate city of the 10th century throughout a guided night tour with an approximate duration of 2 hours. Together with a licensed guide, you will uncover all of the secrets this city possesses.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an evening visit with the city illuminated
  • Listen to your guides and historians as they help you discover the secrets of the city
  • Visit an area which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018
Full description
Medina Azahara is an important archaeological site, situated 8 kilometers from the center of Cordoba. Throughout this experience you will be able to explore the history of this opulent city, which was built by Abderraman III in the 10th century. After you have arrived to this historic area, your guide will be waiting for you at the main door of the archaeological site to immerse you in the history of the 10th century. You will discover the remains of palaces, grand entrances, and gardens, whilst learning the stories, secrets, and marvels held within them. You will be able to enjoy your visit with the city illuminated, and discover one of the greatest jewels of Córdoba throughout a guided 2-hour tour.
Includes
  • Tour ticket
  • Shuttle bus from the parking to the archaeological site
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  •  Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please note that the tour is only available in Spanish
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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A very pleasant option to spend a summer night. With the guided tour you move to another time, and imagine how it was lived in that immense palace. The kids (10 and 15 years old) really liked it. Comfortable shoe for uneven ground in some areas. My mother with osteoarthritis (69), they can complete it, but it must be borne in mind that although there are quite a few ramps, there are also quite a few stairs going down, not so many going up. You have to go slowly.

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August 2, 2021

I did not like the guide or the content of the visit. In the dark we did not see details that he indicated, with a flashlight that he carried, the problem would be solved. We had to leave at one of the stops during the visit, to coincide at that point with another group with a theatrical visit, not allowing us to follow the explanation aloud by the performance

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September 15, 2019

I did not like the explanations of the guide and lack of means, such as a basic flashlight that would have served to indicate what was not seen at night and told us during the visit.

September 9, 2019

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