"What a legend !!" Medina Azahàra by Martin_S.

Medina Azahàra Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 105 photos

The legend says that the Caliph named al-Zahra, or Azahara, after his favorite concubine. Another says that he built this new city just to please her !!
A couple of links for photos and more in depth history.
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/147801
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medina_Azahara
This is a photo inside the Hall of Abd al-Raman.

A detail of one of the pillars in the Hall of Abd al-Raman.

An overview from near the entrance area looking down toward the ruins.

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  • Pros:Some beautiful reconstructions in progress
  • Cons:Only if you don't like walking up hills
  • In a nutshell:Go for the legend
  • Last visit to Medina Azahàra: Apr 2008
  • Intro Written Jul 9, 2008
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