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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Calahorra Tower and many more Cordoba attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cordoba trip itinerary planner.
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  • La Tore de le Calahorra is a Fort built in the Islamic period in defense of one end of the Roman bridge in Cordoba and later supplemented with a third tower. It now houses a museum that has the years of splendour of the city when it was the capital of Al-Andalus. Good structure and interesting content.
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  • views of the city but difficult to photograph. Do not enter after eating can be drowsiness, as a result of the explanations.
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  • At the end of the Roman bridge, there is this tower that houses a very interesting Museum which allows you to immerse yourself in the period of Arab rule of Andalusia, characterized by peaceful coexistence of Arabs, Jews and Christians. The Museum shows us the great developments in the field of philosophy and science in this period in the history of Andalusia. There are also scale models of the two largest buildings in the area, the Mezquita and the Alhambra, and are told some interesting facts about these wonders. Finally there is a panoramic terrace at the top of the Tower from which you can see the whole city. Well-made in Italian audio guide included. Short visit but it worth the price of admission and offers a pleasant stopover before recrossing the Roman bridge to get back into the historic center
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  • Nice little museum with nice view from the top. Would recommend. The only downside is that exhibits don't have explanation in English and audio guide does not cover them all
  • A very informative and inspiring museum with audio tour included that detailed the fascinating history of Cordoba. Amazing models of the Mosque in its original style and the Alhambra Palace. Low cost to enter - well worth it. My children enjoyed it as well.
  • Excelente Halal food, the choices are limited but home madre flavors.
  • 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.

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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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