Alliance Spain SVIAN071 ARCH 14.07.2008 28.07.2008 18-30
Code: SVIAN071 Year: 2008
Name: MADINAT AL-ZAHRA
Address: Youth Hostel of Cуrdoba
Project: ARCH - Archaeology
Initial Date: 14-07-2008 Final Date: 28-07-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 30 Places: 12
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Andalucнa. Province of Cуrdoba.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK.-
Archaeological cleanup and study of architectural structures in
the al-Rumaniyya caliph’s orchard, and especially the great pool
- the distinctive feature of this site.
Tour of the various departments of the Madinat al-Zahra
archaeological complex so as to discover the work going on in
them and the stages of their conservation and restoration.
Excursions and visits: area of Madinat Al-Zahara (bridges,
aqueducts, al-Rumaniyya, quarries, etc.), Cуrdoba (monuments,
museums, districts (barrios) etc), Granada (Alhambra Palace,
Albaycнn), Activities to learn more about: Al-Andalus, Cordoba,
Madinat Al-Zahra, Mбlaga (Alcazaba), day of beach in Mбlaga.
Workshops; theatre, juggling, etc.
Sporting and aquatic activities. Swimming pool.
Socio-cultural activities: games, soirйes, parties (welcome,
ACCOMMODATION.- Youth Hostel “Cуrdoba” - Plaza Juda Levi s/n
LOCATION.- In the archaeological site of Madinat Al-Zahra located
on the Palma de Rнo road, some 10mk. From Cordoba. The city
contains very significant treasures of Andalusian gum Arabic art.
Few cities can claim to have an entire ancient califal city so
nearby. Madinat Al-Zahra, an emblematic place given its rich
history, is surrounded by a large natural area where one can
enjoy nature, culture and urban pleasures at the same time, and
is considered to be one of the highlights of Islamic art, thanks
to its structure and urban layout, alongside the diversity of
materials used, the architectural solutions used and the
extraordinary wealth and quality of its decorations. It is a
magnificent legacy, which since its creation has become a legend
and represents, along with the Aljama Mosque, the essence of one
of the most important periods of history on the Iberian
Peninsula. the splendour of the caliphate; and Cordoba, together
with Baghdad, is the more important city and boasts the greatest
cultural splendour of the time, highlighting the йpoque of the
caliph Al-haKan II.
TRAVELLING INSTRUCTIONS.- Bus and train to Cуrdoba.
MEETING POINT.- Participants should arrive the first day, from 12
noon, at the Youth Hostel “Cуrdoba”.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN.- English and spanish.
THINGS TO BRING.- Clothes and footwear for work and sports, water
bottle, rucksack, swimming clothes, sandals for the water,
toiletry bag and accessories (including towel) and equipment for
protection against the sun (hat, cap, sun creams, etc.),
international sanitary card for the EU volunteers.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS.- Direcciуn Provincial del Instituto Andaluz
de la Juventud In Cуrdoba - Tel: 957 352254 / 957 352256