Located about 6 kms west of Córdoba, the Caliphate City of Medina Azahara is the newest spanish UNESCO site.
A few weeks ago Tiago traveled to Andalucia and he visited some of the region's sites, this was one of them.
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The Caliphate City of Medina Azahara is an archaeological site of a newly-founded city built in the mid-10th century CE by the western Umayyad dynasty as the seat of the Caliphate of Cordoba. The city was destroyed shortly afterwards, and from that time remained hidden until its rediscovery in the early 20th century CE.
The site is a complete urban complex including infrastructure, buildings, decoration and objects of daily use, and provides in-depth knowledge about the material culture of the Islamic civilization of Al-Andalus at the zenith of its splendour but which has now disappeared. In addition, the landscape features which influenced the city’s location are conserved.
The hidden character of the site over a long period has contributed to its preservation and it has not been rebuilt or altered in that time. - in: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1560