Medina Azahara

Medina Azahara, castilianization of the name in Arabic, مدينة الزهراء Madīnat al-Zahrā (The Brilliant City),wich construction was ordered by the first Caliph of Córdoba, Abderramán III, about 8 km on the outskirts of Córdoba in a northwesterly direction , at the foot of Sierra Morena.

The city was built by Abderramán III in 936. The objective was to fix the administration and the power of the caliphate in one place, to be the symbolic center of the power of his mandate; this was intended to intimidate his enemies.

In 2018 Medina Azahara was declared a World Heritage Site

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