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“awarded European Museum of 2012 and worth it!”

Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra
Ranked #10 of 142 things to do in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Monday Closed
Reviewed 24 June 2012

you park in a large parking area and walk to the museum. inside there is a static display with some dvd displays. after viewing the static display there is a 20 minute dvd show in the theatre that tells all about how the Medina was built and is of very high quality, I watched it twice! after the theatre there is a bus in the parking area that leaves for the site around every 15 minutes and costs 2.10 euros return. once at the ruins you can spend as much time as you like on the site then catch the bus back to the parking area. the site does not close mid day like lots of the tourist sites and finally closes at 2000. I spent 3 hours on the site which you can do if not on a tour that whips you round the site quickly. where the static museum and the theatre can accomodate wheelchairs the site cannot. the main attraction in the centre was closed for work being done inside, a big disappointment. well worth a visit and as only 12% of the site has been excavated this site will be exceptional when more areas are uncovered

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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Without a car one must by a bus ticket from the Cordoba tourism office (a reasonable 7 euros). Allow about 4 hours for the journey and site. The modern museum on site is gorgeous. The ruins are interesting beautifully located. This is a good trip for your second day in Cordoba.

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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Brilliant excavation site, allows you to see the whole site as it was, work ongoing.

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

If you like archaeological sites this is a must, the film beforehand showing what it would have been like in its day and how it looks now is worthwhile watching.

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

The museum is one of the best in Spain, regrettably the ruins of Madinat Al-Zahra leaves it all to imagination as very little remained.

Thank Mauricio C
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