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Calahorra Tower, Cordoba

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Tour the 12th-century Islamic architecture that adorns the historic city center at Calahorra Tower. Originally constructed by the Moors to protect the city from invasion, the tower is now the site of a museum dedicated to the history of Córdoba and Moorish culture. Browse the many Al-Andalus artifacts housed in the museum or climb to the top of the tower for sprawling views of the city and the Guadalquivir river. Walk along the ancient Roman bridge connecting the tower and the city. A visit to Calahorra Tower represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cordoba vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Calahorra Tower is the located at the south-eastern end of the Roman Bridge. The tower has been renovated few years back and looks to be in a great shape. Unfortunately we couldn't see the town museum...  more »
  • This museum, across the Roman bridge from Cordoba, uses audiovisual means to tell the story of a time when Muslims, Christians, and Jews thrived together. It makes a good case for this being the origi...  more »
  • Fascinating if you are interested in the time when the Moors, Christians and Jews lived in Cordoba together in the Middle Ages and Cordoba was a cultural capital. English translations on headphones in...  more »
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  • Do you want to know little bit more about the history of Cordoba? Then don't skip this museum. It's not big but you get enough info to understand this city. And the view from the tower is just perfect.
  • Good audio guide tour in a small museum. Some nice views of the town from the top. Go in if you have some time to kill, skip it if your time is more limited.
  • This is actually quite hilarious, haha! The museum is super tiny and gives a very nationalistic view of how A-MA-ZING Andalusia is. The top of the tower gives you a nice view of the town :)
  • This museum was pretty informative and I enjoyed my visit. It was 3 euros well spent. It is inside the old tower across from the puente de Romano. Inside were replicas of how Cordoba used to be. I got a sense of how life was back then and I really love the sound effects. You also get to see the mesquita and how the muslim monks used to workship there. I wouldn't miss this!
  • Pretty informative but not the most exciting. I only spent about 15 minutes in there and then I was done.

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To experience the heart of Cordoba's old-world charm, the famous Jewish Quarter, or Judería, offers an array of family-owned pensions and boutique hotels with close proximity to the city's main attractions and lively tapas culture. A number of newer hotels surround the local train and bus stations offering more spacious accomodations, although removed from the city's historical district. Above all, be sure to book a hotel equipped with air conditioning as Cordoba is famous for its scorching tempuratures during the late spring and summer.
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