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Janet 03 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Excellent guide, clearly very well read in his subject. Pleasure to listen too. Very thoughtful to all his guests.
Free Walking Tour Heritage Cordoba
Jan 15 Nov 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Enrique did a great job. Really cool tour.
Free Walking Heritage Tour
Aila 02 Sep 2022
Santa Rosa

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Our guide Lucia was fantastic! Super knowledgeable about the history of cordoba and I love that she gave special recommendations for restaurants and bars to visit along the way. She was really friendly and approachable, and seemed to really enjoy sharing her city with us.
Free walking tour through Córdoba
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 Food Lovers: Secrets of History and Gastronomy.
Maria 04 Oct 2021

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2021
Angel was an excellent ambassador. My friend and I really enjoyed his explanations. He was very kind and his English is spotless!
Free Walking Tour Cordoba: a complete walk through the history of the city
Paul 24 Sep 2021
Al Khobar

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2021
Our guide was fantastic. So knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended tour
Free tour of the historic center of Cordoba
Mariam 03 Sep 2021

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2021
Elena was great! Her tour was fun, engaging and provided us with a lot of interesting facts. Highly recommend!
Free Tour Córdoba Monumental
Devin 27 Jun 2021

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Travelled in group - Jun 2021
Kristina was great!
The best Free Tour in Cordoba
Manuela 20 May 2021
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in group - May 2021
Angel was a fantastic guide, gave us a lot of information on a very entertaining way - so you don't forget easily! 😅 - had good answers to all questions & adjusted himself very nicely to our little group! Highly recommended. Thanks 🙏🙏
Free Monumental Tour of Córdoba

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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