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Eunate 21 Jan 2023
Bilbao

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Ha sido un placer compartir el recorrido de la historia de Córdoba con alguien como Álvaro, que se nota que le encanta lo que hace y hace que disfrutes un montón de la experiencia y te empapes bien de la verdadera historia de Córdoba. Me ha encantado,gracias ;)
A journey through the history of Cordoba
antu... 03 Jan 2023
Lima

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Nuestro guía fue Ismael, excelente explicación de la historia de Córdoba... Con mucho conocimiento de la historia de Córdoba, además de su dispocision a responder nuestras preguntas . Mis hijos de 18 y 15 años muy atentos a la explicación. Lo recomiendo A1+.
Free Tour Cordoba Patrimonial
Pilar 08 Dec 2022
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Un tour interesante para conocer una faceta de Córdoba que pasa un poco más desapercibida en las visitas a la ciudad. Ismael ha sido encantador y se nota la formación que tiene y lo que ama su trabajo, da gusto escucharle! Repetiremos seguro!
Free Tour the Axerquia. The not so touristy Córdoba and its historic center.
Jan 15 Nov 2022
Munich

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Enrique did a great job. Really cool tour.
Free walking tour Heritage Cordoba
Jaime 09 Jul 2022
Seville

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Inma estuvo muy bien, nos contó todo perfecto
Free walking tour secrets of Cordoba
Hannah 14 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
What a great tour! We learned so much about the history of Cordoba. Jose is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions, and also gave us recommendations for the remainder of our time in the city.
🥇Free Tour Secrets of History🌍 and Gastronomy🍅; From Roman Cordoba to the medieval city
Lola 06 Dec 2021
Ciudad Real

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Travelled in group - Dec 2021
Un paseo por la Córdoba romana y árabe genial
Free Essential tour, Cordoba with me
Luis 05 Dec 2021
Zaragoza

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
Álvaro nos enseñó unos sitios de Córdoba que no te enseñan en otros tours. Además lo hizo con un trato muy personalizado. Altamente recomendable.
Free Tour of the alternative Córdoba
María 19 Oct 2021
Jaén

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Travelled alone - Oct 2021
La ruta fue mejor de lo que esperaba. La guía Mari Carmen la hizo amena y divertida. Aportó anécdotas y cosas muy interesantes y siempre con una sonrisa. Recomiendo la ruta no os defraudará.
Free Tour Córdoba World Heritage Site: Mosque, Jewish Quarter and Alcázar

Just 8 kilometres from Cordoba, in the foothills of the Sierra Morena, lies what was once the most beautiful city in the West, the Versailles of the Middle Ages, Medina Azahara. 
Its name derives from Madina al-Zahra, The Shining City. 
In 936 Abderraman III, Caliph of Córdoba, ordered the construction of what was to be his symbol of power, the city of Medina Azahara. In a context of competition with other nearby caliphates, the caliph set his sights on building the most beautiful city, and to do so he opted for materials that would demonstrate his aspiration, purplish and red marble, precious stones and gold. He also recruited the best stonemasons of the time and place. 
The Caliph's project was cut short by the civil war that put an end to the Caliphate of Córdoba, in the century after the construction of Medina Azahara began. In 1010 the Berbers sacked and destroyed the brilliant city, which over the centuries continued to suffer all kinds of looting and dismantling, becoming a quarry for new buildings in the city of Cordoba as well. 
At the beginning of the 20th century, archaeological excavations began and continue to this day, although for the moment only 10% of the city has been excavated. 
The layout of the three terraces into which the city was divided is known, as well as the main buildings and the city wall. 
Medina Azahara has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It receives an average of almost 300,000 visitors per year and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Andalusia. 
The best way to visit this emblematic place of the history of Cordoba, and by extension of Andalusia and Spain, is with a local and experienced guide. At Guruwalk we have a wide variety of options for this Guided Tour so you will have no problem finding the one that best suits your needs. 

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