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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  • Calahorra Tower is located at the south end of the Roman Bridge in Cordoba. It is an impressive structure built by the Moors to protect the city of Cordoba. My wife and I did not tour it because we....  more »
  • The tower was built by the Moors as art of the Cordoba city defences. It is located at the far end of the Roman Bridge, and dominates your vision as you walk across. Sadly the tower was closed to.....  more »
  • The Colahorra Tower is at one end of the Roman Bridge. It is quite an impressive structure. It dates to the time when the Moors were ruling this district. The Tower was meant to guard the bridge from....  more »
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  • Amazing place and must see on your list for Cordoba. Entrance if 9 Euros for two adults including audio guide. Used to be the old gatehouse and later a prison. On 3 levels with the roof terrace from where are good views and situated at the and of the Roman bridge. A lot of Islamic history and some amazing 3D models of the original Cordoba mosque and scenes from life on though times.
  • Excellent museum! Is about how Christians, Muslims and Jews lived in the same city and share all their knowledge. Is an amazing museum.
  • the only good thing is the view... nothing shown inside the place and the audio guide doesn't work
  • Such an interesting museum. Only audio narrative available, no signage, but the narration, is synced with light changes in and on the dioramas and models. Fascinating details and aspects not often included in the bigger museums. Exceptionally helpful staff.
  • Amazing and full of facts about Cordoban history through all the religions

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