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Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

1. Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

Explore the vast medieval palace of the Medina Azahara de Córdoba on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back in time to the days of the Caliphate and Al-Andalus. Learn more about the first Umayyad caliph of Al-Andalus, Abderraman III. Visit the most important parts of the complex, such as the large House of Ja’far built over the site of 3 earlier houses. Admire the remains of the Pórtico de Medina Azahara and visit the Salón Rico, where the caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III would receive guests.  Benefit from the expertise of an official guide who specializes on archaeological history.

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Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

2. Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

The Caliph of Umayyad Córdoba, Abd al- Rahman III, ordered the construction of palace-city of Madinat al-Zahra, meaning "brilliant city" in Arabic, in the early 10th century. Located about 5 miles (8 km) from the city of Córdoba, this amazing collection of ornate buildings and monuments was created as a symbol of the Caliphi's power against its enemies. They also served as official government buildings. On your visit to this breathtaking site, you can choose between two options: a guided tour with or without a tourist bus. Guided Tour (with bus): Hop aboard the site's tourist bus and make your way to the center of the palatial city. Once there, visit the impressive visitor center before heading north to explore the main sections of the city, one by one. Guided Tour (without bus): Start with a visit to the impressive visitor center, where you will explore Spain's fascinating Moorish history and enjoy a screening of a video that virtually recreates how this historic city was in the 10th century. Later, head north to explore the main sections of the city, one by one.

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From Seville: Córdoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

3. From Seville: Córdoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless row of red and white striped arches. Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Next, go to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and learn its terrible history as the seat of the Spanish Inquisition as you marvel at the beautiful gardens. Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

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From Seville: Full-Day Tour of Córdoba and Carmona

4. From Seville: Full-Day Tour of Córdoba and Carmona

Depart from Seville at approximately 09:00 AM and journey to Córdoba. Discover landmarks such as the Córdoba Synagogue and the natural wonder of the Sotos de la Albolaifa. Stop at Carmona, built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia, and enjoy the stunning views. Continue to Córdoba, once home to Romans, Moors, Catholics, and other civilizations. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the city's attractions include a Roman bridge, the Torre de la Calahorra, and the streets of the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba to discover a gem of Islamic art. Inside the mosque, make the most of a complete audio guide in whatever language you require. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch or shopping.

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Cordoba: Half-Day Medina Azahara Guided Tour

5. Cordoba: Half-Day Medina Azahara Guided Tour

Medina Azahara is the archeological site of a vast, fortified medieval Muslim palace-city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir, Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba. It is located on the western outskirts of Córdoba, Spain. When you arrive at Medina Azahara on this 3.5-hour excursion, you’ll enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the archaeological site. The palace-city was the de facto capital of Al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, as the heart of the administration and government was within its walls. Built from 936-940, the palace-city comprised ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences and baths. Water was supplied through aqueducts. You can also visit the museum and the visitor center, where you can watch a video about the city in the days when it was the capital of Al-Andalus. At around 1:30 PM, the bus will take you back to Cordoba.

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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

6. Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Start your full-day trip to Cordoba with a drive by minivan from Seville. Once in Cordoba, visit the most important monuments of the city including the stunning Mosque-Cathedral from the Caliphate period. Explore Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, and the area's most emblematic streets, then marvel at the neighborhood's beautiful synagogue. At the square named for the great Maimonides, admire the secluded synagogue. At the end of the tour, take a walk around the town on your own. Explore the pedestrian streets of the Jewish quarter and try some of the delicious local cuisine.

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Cordoba: Guided Tour of Medina Azahara at Night

7. Cordoba: Guided Tour of Medina Azahara at Night

Discover one of the greatest jewels of Córdoba on a 2-hour guided tour of the historic Medina Azahara at night. Travel by special bus to the archeological site that is 8 kilometers from the city of Cordoba. Begin your guided walk at the archeological ruins. Learn about caliphal or Islamic art of Al-Andalus and its role as an economic, social and cultural power. Since October 2017, the archaeological site has been equipped with a system of lights that allows for comfortable guided visits after dark.

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Córdoba and Mezquita from Málaga

8. Córdoba and Mezquita from Málaga

The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its Iberian, Roman and Muslim past, is rich in traditions; it has an outstanding architectural heritage, and its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. Explore the unique influences that have created the cultural traditions of the city. The city have a vast flamenco scene that while in the region is worth visiting, and testing out. The famous Bulls that so much Spanish culture celebrates have importance still within Cordoba. Once the beating heart of Spain, Cordoba is the Muslim capital of Spain, which gives the city unique flares of cultural difference to rest of the region. The Guadalquivir river crosses this region providing water for the lushes valleys growing olives and grapes. Toward the north the landscape becomes progressively more wild with forests and abundant life approaching the Sierra Morena. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. 

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Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

9. Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a 6-day guided tour of Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Valencia, visiting impressive cultural and religious monuments. Enjoy accommodation in select hotels, daily breakfast, and guided tours in each location. Day 1 (Sunday) Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid Depart from Barcelona at 08:00, traveling through Lerida and Zaragoza on the way to Madrid. You’ll make some short stops along the way with some free time to explore. Overnight in Madrid. Day 2 (Monday) Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla After breakfast you’ll take a drive through La Mancha country to Cordoba. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cordoba, and visit its famous mosque/cathedral and the old Jewish Quarter. Continue on to Sevilla, for dinner. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 3 (Tuesday) Sevilla Today you’ll enjoy half board at your Sevilla hotel. In the morning you’ll have a city tour, visiting the Park of María Luisa, Plaza de España, the exterior of the great cathedral and its tower, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 4 (Wednesday) Sevilla – Granada After breakfast in the hotel you’ll depart for Granada. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with visits to the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari palaces and the Generalife gardens. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Optional: Visit the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical gipsy flamenco show. Day 5 (Thursday) Granada – Valencia After breakfast you’ll head out on a drive to Valencia via Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras. Overnight on the Mediterranean coast in Valencia. Day 6 (Friday) Valencia – Barcelona You’ll have free time after breakfast before a mid-morning departure for Barcelona. Tour departures are available on Sundays throughout the year.

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From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

10. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

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What people are saying about Córdoba

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based on 861 reviews

A private tour is always something special, we had a very nice day today. Our guide Manuel was very informative, very friendly and gave us a lot of time so that we could see everything. The tour of Mezquite was very good and you had plenty of time for everything. Afterwards we could even have lunch in peace and then we even had a final tour. We definitely recommend the travel agency

This is a brilliant day out and you get to see more than just the fabulous moorish heritage of Cordoba We all went to a recommended restaurant and it really made the entire day feel like a day spent with friends rather than a rag-tag group of strangers Many thanks to Guido for making it as memorable a day as possible

Well structured trip, both for travel and for the time available to visit the two destinations. The guide (Guido) outstanding! Available, well prepared in explanations and in sharing anecdotes and curiosities about Spanish culture. Recommended tour, beautiful experience.

Great tour and great tour guide. Manuel was incredible and knew a lot about the history of the region and city of Cordoba.

Beautiful heritage buildings and icons in Córdoba and Carmona. Punctual time arrangement, informative Guide.