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Address: C. Cuesta de la Vega, Madrid, Spain
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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner
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Arguably the oldest and most significant archeological site in Madrd, this non descript ruin is hardly recognizable. About a hundred foot long, and protected by a fence, it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Arguably the oldest and most significant archeological site in Madrd, this non descript ruin is hardly recognizable. About a hundred foot long, and protected by a fence, it is littered and unmaintained. We didn't even know what we were looking at until I made a garbled translation of the Spanish language plaque, and looked it up. Conjures up the decision... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place could be better if they look after it. The garden is amazing and very details design. I don't see why they don't take care of it and make it open all the time. The plants, tress and grass are almost die.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Moorish past in not very visible outside of Andalucia, and certainly not in cities that were not among the important centres of the era. Many traces were also eliminated and hence it is remarkable that the Spanish capital decided to conserve and show the few parts of the Moorish City Wall that still exist. Unfortunately, there is not much... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is just behind the apse of the cathedral, so it's not far out of the way, but not otherwise an important attraction. You can see part of the 9th-century medieval Arab wall, when Madrid was just a fortress and small town near the frontier of Al-Andalus. The information panels, although in Spanish only, will show you the layout of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Mural Arabe (Muslim Wall of Madrid) is a small Arabic/Spanish style garden with star shaped tiled water feature, brick paving and flower borders. However the main historic feature is the remains of a 9th Century wall which at the time protected a fortress, and which was built when Muslims controlled this part of Spain. Probably the second oldest historic... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

I understand the importance of the place, especially given that Madrid is a relatively young city compared to other European major cities and this is probably the only record of a settlement here predating the city's capitality. But despite the historic significance, there's not much to see. Were it not so close to the Catedral and it would not be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Not sure why people rated this so highly, it's contained in a fence so you can't access it. The wall is interesting but almost gone while the courtyard is pretty. The information points and surrounding areas all subject to vandalism though which detracts

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

Given its historical significance, a great place to start your tour. Gives one some perspective on Madrids humble beginnings. We maintained, only a short from here to the Royal palace. The actual venue site was closed for some unknown reason, however you can still see (from a distance) Mohammad I's park and wall. There was NO info available in English... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

At the time of our visit there were fences all around and we had to peek inside. Hopefully now it is all fully in view as it looked quite spectacular.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

Impressed with the overall feature, well preserved with great access and minimal "keep off the grass" signs

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