Conjunto Arquelógico de Madinat Al-Zahra. printer version

general information

General view of the Ensemble. Illustratres the General Information section
General view of the Ensemble

Carretera de Palma del Río, km. 5.5.
14071 Córdoba
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Administration and General Information:

957 10 49 33
957 74 10 21 (Fax)

Bookings for visits:
957 10 36 28
957 10 36 37

E-mail: (New window)

José Escudero Aranda

Opening times
1 January - 31 March:
Tuesday to Saturday: 09.00-17.30
Sunday and public holidays: 09.00-15.30
Monday: closed

1 April - 15 June:
Tuesday to Saturday: 09.00-19.30
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00-15.30
Monday: closed

16 June - 15 September:
Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 09.00-15.30
Monday: closed

16 September - 31 December:
Tuesday to Saturday: 09.00-17.30
Sunday and public holidays: 09.00-15.30
Monday: closed

Local holidays (opening times 09:00-15:30):
8 September
24 october

Public holidays closed:
1 and 6 january
1 may
24, 25 and 31 december

EU citizens with proof of nationality: free. Other nationalities: 1.50 ¿ 

Getting the most from your visit

Visitors should head to the Archaeological Ensemble's Institutional Site. This is where tours start. Regardless of whether you arrive by private car, bus or other means, all vehicles must be left in the car park. After acquiring entrance tickets at the reception office inside the building, visitors are recommended to view the new facilities. The most interesting features on offer here are the audio-visual presentation, which provides a virtual recreation of Madinat al-Zahra, and the permanent exhibition area where original pieces are on display and various explanatory devices are used to facilitate appreciation of the site. After completing your visit to the centre, you should keep your entrance tickets so that you can go up to the archaeological site. The only way to do this is with the shuttle buses provided at the ensemble. These travel to and from the site regularly during opening hours. This bus service will return visitors to the institutional site's car park on completion of the tour of the archaeloogical site.

The complete tour will take between two and a half to three hours.

Group visits
Group visits must be arranged in advance, by mail, e-mail, phone or by using the Internet booking form which can be found on the home page or in the Educational Programmes section.

Service Charter
The Service Charter is a document whose aim is to inform the public about services run by the Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat al-Zahra - a dependency of the Regional Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía; conditions in which they are provided; the public's right to the services; and commitments to quality in accordance with instructions laid out in Decree 317/2003 of 18 November (Official Bulletin of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA no. 225 of 21 November 2003).
The Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat al-Zahra's Service Charter was published in the Resolution of 11 February 2008 (BOJA no. 46, of 6 March 2008).

(Download the Service Charter in Spanish, PDF 1.1 Mb. New window)