Free tour

Free Tour Medina Azahara

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 21, 2019

We are a young team that left Spain in 2009 and we are in London to create this beautiful project. At the request of our "walkers" we grew up in Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Malaga, Cordoba and Budapest, teaching these cities to thousands of Spanish speakers. We are professional guides and we are madly in love with every corner of the cities we teach.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Do you want to know every detail of one of the most important medieval cities in history? During our walk you will understand why its founder, the Cordoba Umayyad Caliph Abderramán III, gave it the name “The Shining City” .

The archaeological site was ordered to be built in the year 936 as a royal residence and seat of the government of Al-Andalus . Currently, it is considered a World Heritage Site and one of the most relevant and representative monuments in the history of medieval Europe.

On this guided tour of Medina Azahara we will walk through the streets that once hosted the old Arab civil and military administration.

We will also travel in time to get lost among its ruins, corridors, rooms of guardians and servants, mosques, towers and royal halls, the pool and the great portico, and imagine what life was like in that majestic palace. In addition, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself even more in its history, visiting the Medina Azahara Interpretation Center.

- This tour requires an additional shuttle bus cost from the Visitor Center to the archaeological site.
Adults: €3.00 / Children 5-12 years: €1.50.

- This tour requires an additional entrance fee for non-EU people -from the EU- (€1.5 / person).


To get to our meeting point, located outside the Medina Azahara Visitor Center, between the main door and the shuttle stop, you can take several options:

1. By private car. You will be able to access the Visitor Center parking lot, where our meeting point is located. Remember that you will not be able to go up to the site by private car. It is mandatory to take the shuttle.

2. By bus. There is an exclusive bus to the Medina Azahara Visitor Center that leaves from Córdoba. Here you can find all the information: https://www.turismodecordoba.org/bus-diario-a-medina-azahara-cordoba

3. By taxi. In the following link you can find information about prices: https://www.pidetaxicordoba.es/tarifas/#visita_ma

👀 Reservations for more than 6 people 👀

  • Group reservations of more than 6 people have to pay €10 per person over 15 years old and €5 for each attendee under that age.
  • The amount must be paid in cash to our guides at the meeting point before starting the activity to be admitted to it.
  • If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ctra. Palma del Río, 4P, 14005 Córdob...
    Ctra. Palma del Río, 4P, 14005 Córdoba, Spain
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    Door of the Medina Azahara Visitor Center. Next to the shuttle stop with a "teal" flag and accreditation with the logo of: Strolling Through Europe.

  • 1
    Entrance not included
    Centro de Visitantes de Medina Azahara
  • 2
    Entrance not included
    Lanzadera hacia el yacimiento
  • 3
    Entrance not included
    Yacimiento arqueológico de Medina Azahara
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Santiago 21 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Por retrasos en autobuses, vídeos y demás no pudimos unirnos al tour, dado que teníamos que tomar el bus de vuelta a Córdoba a una hora concreta, pero Eugenio nos ayudó y fue comprensivo. Ojalá podamos coincidir con él más adelante. Las empresas de transporte a Córdoba, la lanzadera y la gestión de museo, vídeo y salón rico deberían estar más alineadas, lo hacen demasiado difícil y descuadrado como para que el visitante esté cómodo. No digo ya para que cuadre con una visita guiada profesional o free tour. Si quieren fomentar el transporte público y sostenible, están fallando del todo. Para la próxima iré en coche
Eva Mora 23 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Eugenio chico joven carismático, divertido ha cumplido nuestras expectativas sobre Medina Azahara. Historias muy claras. 100% recomendable.
Pilar 27 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
El Tour era muy muy simpático y muy Cordobés.
Alejandra 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Fue mucho mejor de lo esperado!. Nunca habíamos estado en Medina Azahara y superó las expectativas. Eugenio muy buen guía, ameno y simpático!. Fue una mañana muy amena y digna de recordar.
Eva Maria 15 May 2024
Villa del Río

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Nos ha encantado Eugenio. Totalmente recomendable el tour
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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