Medina Azahara

Medina Azahara (Arabic: مدينة الزهراء‎‎ Madīnat az-Zahrā: literal meaning "the shining city") is the ruins of a vast, fortified Arab Muslim medieval palace-city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir, (912–961) Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba, and located on the western outskirts of Córdoba, Spain.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 953 CE Eastern arcade of the Reception Hall of Abd ar-Rahman III, or "The Hall of Ambassadors", dated by inscriptions to between 953 and 957, is the most iconic building excavated so far.
c. 930 CE Scale model reconstruction of the royal establishments and partial metropolis of Medina al-Zahara, with the Great Mosque to the lower right.
c. 940 CE The remains of Masjid al-Jami'a.
Latest Update: February 17, 2015