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Guided Night Tour of Medina Azahara

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  • Transfers included

Discover the old capital of al-Andalus at night with a guided tour of the medieval palace-city, Medina Azahara's ruins.


  • Explore Medina Azahara, an important monument in Córdoba, the Caliphate capital of Al-Andalus, during a 2-hour guided night tour.

  • Discover the palace layout, from grand residences to the fortified Alcázar, the core of Medina Azahara's administration and defense.

  • Walk through courtyards once frequented by kings, decorated with fountains, gardens, and pools, creating a peaceful atmosphere.

  • Make your ticket better by adding a hassle-free round-trip bus ride to and from Córdoba.

  • Fun Facts: The name "Medina Azahara" translates to "the shining city," a nod to its opulent beauty and significance during the Caliphate.


  • 2-hour guided tour of Medina Azahara

  • Round-trip bus transfers from Córdoba (optional)

  • Radio guide system for groups with more than 10 members


  • Shuttle from Medina Azahara's main gate to the site

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ancient Palace-City

Medina Azahara is a remarkable archaeological site located near Córdoba, Spain. It consists of the ruins of a grand palace-city that was constructed during the Caliphate of Al-Andalus. The site showcases the architectural and cultural achievements of the Umayyad dynasty, offering insights into the opulent lifestyle and history of the region during that era.

Night in History

Journey through history during a 2-hour guided night tour of Medina Azahara, a monumental treasure nestled in Córdoba. Your visit to Medina Azahara promises a distinctive experience as you explore its historical wonders under the expanse of a star-studded night sky. The shift in atmosphere from daylight to the nighttime offers a fresh perspective,

Wander through the lavish residential quarters and stand in awe of the fortified Alcázar, the seat of administration and defense. Later, step into the remnants of a medieval palace-city, an architectural gem constructed under the vision of Umayyad Caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir.

Make your experience even better by opting for a round-trip bus ride to and from Córdoba, ensuring a smooth and easy journey.

Important Information

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time at the meeting point

  • If you choose the option of the visit by bus from Córdoba, you must be 15 minutes before at the Glorieta Cruz Roja bus stop, in front of the Eurostar Palace hotel. There you will be greeted with an orange umbrella.

  • If you decide to go by car, a team will wait for you at the main gate of the Medina Azahara site. After parking the car in the parking lot, you must take a shuttle bus to the site.

  • Please note: Medina Azahara is an unpaved archaeological site with slopes.


  • The experience is not accessible for people with mobility issues.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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