The Garden Guide

Madinat al-Zahra

Madinat al-Zahra ('City of the Flowes') was once the most splendid Moorish palace city in Spain. It was begun in 936 (by Caliph Abd al-Rahman III) and destroyed in 1010. It has been excavated since 1922 and requires use of the imagination to see the lush gardens and pools which once filled the city.

Andalucia, Spain

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