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.
|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|