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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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  • On the other side of the river coming from the mosque. Does not seem very old, the truth. Below the children if they had fun feeding the ducks.
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  • Located on the other side of the door of the bridge, explendorosa and very well preserved. With the large influx of tourists
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  • It IS a very small museum but very educational that explains very well the contributions of the Arabs in their occupation
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  • This place was a daft rip off. They need to swap out the idiotic dioramas and audio guide for some decent posted written interpretive material.
  • The best museum to give an insight to the realities of Al-Andalus state. Ultimately educative experience enabling to understand the values of the dynasty that led to such outstanding prosperity.
  • This is a historic Tower in Cordoba that has been converted into a museum of sorts. Everything is laid out very well and you're even given headphones for a audio tour accessible by punching in a code into a device attached to the headphones. Be sure to access the roof for panoramic views of a Roman Bridge refurbished buy a Muslim Dynasty, the mosque, as well as the town that it leads to.
  • Lots of taped talk about someone's idea of how Muslims, Jews and Christians got on. Lots of scale models but not particularly interesting to me. If you got to go in after sunset when it was cooler, it would be a good platform for photos.
  • The Calahorra Tower: A symbol of Protection Sitting at the foot of the Roman Bridge, archeologist believes that the Arabs built the Calahorra Tower. It appears that at time there were two towers. Now, I am giving you a very interesting fact. Legend says that the Tower as we see it today is a legacy of the dispute between two brothers. Apparently in the 14th century Enrique II ordered the modifications to defend the City against the attacks from his brother Pedro or Peter I, “The Cruel.” The function of the tower was primarily defensive and although the size might make you wonder, it is a very strong tower. Think about, it has standing for many centuries. The primary goal of the tower allowed for strong walls, small walking lanes and also room to positioned cannons and other armoire. Though this attraction is not really sought by tourist, you can visit the most popular one, The Roman Bridge and also visited the Calahorra Tower at the same time. And if you still have energy the Al-Andalus living Museum is small jewel to explore! You should know that the Tower has different hours in the winter and summer. In the winter opens from 10:00 to 18:00 PM and in the summer they also open in the afternoons from 16:30 to 20:30. The cost is approximate 4 and half Euros. Spend time at the Tower and then walk to one of the many restaurants in the area. You should eat some of that good Cordoba fare…it is just like the City, a beautiful combination of amazing and tasteful flavors! Happy Visit!!