Museo de Madinat al-Zahra in Cordoba wins the European Museum of the Year 2012

Museo de Madinat al-Zahra in Cordoba, Spain has been awarded the European Museum of the Year 2012.

The Museum encompasses the important archaeological site of the 10th century capital for Muslim al-Andalus and a new museum building that serves as a research centre, visible storage, conservation and restoration facility, and as a space for exhibition and interpretation of a unique collection. The museum and the partially recovered and restored site document a magnificent, complex city, its supporting infrastructure, buildings and gardens, as well as the social organisation and everyday life of its 10,000 inhabitants.

The Madinat al-Zahra Museum functions as a visual memory of the mixed and plural past of Andalusia, and thereby as a potential bridge between different cultures also in contemporary Europe. In every aspect of its work this museum displays a high level of excellence.

Museo de Madinat al-Zahra
Ctra. de Palma del Rio, km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
ww.juntadeandalucia.es

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