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Calahorra Tower, Cordoba

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you are a ridiculous heat, this museum is an oasis with air conditioning. It is interesting to learn a little more about the city and the local culture.
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  • The first room is very interesting, four right-thinking characters tell you the origin of Islam and what the KORAN... very trendy but informative. At the top of the Tower, the view is wonderful, the old Cordoba and Roman bridge
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  • If you've already crossed the Roman bridge, it is worth paying a little to visit the inside of the Tower, mostly also because it is very well equipped and fails none of heat. There you will discover details of Muslim culture and their coexistence with other cultures. Explanations of the audioguides are very nice and have good background music, but can be a little heavy in some rooms, so you should have some patience and make the visit with enough time to make the trip with peace of mind. Sometimes you walk into a room where the audio-narracion is advanced by another visitor, and you have to choose to listen to pieces or wait to finish. We liked the Room 8 which represent much of the time, the spectacular models (we were in the Alhambra in Granada, and we appreciate the great work of this model), curious Arabic surgery kitchenware, and the views from the battlements.
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  • 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!!
  • Built in the 12th century to protect the nearby Roman bridge this beautiful old tower is in great shape! Houses a small museum. Definitely something you won't want to miss and if you have the chance to go by at night, the entire structure is beautifully lit.
  • Lot of cool historical items, great views and pay attention to the acoustics of rooms.
  • Beutiful views a must in Malaga
  • Beautiful view from this point!
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