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Calahorra Tower

Puente Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 29 39 29
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The Calahorra Tower Museum in Córdoba offers a captivating journey through the History and Culture of al-Andalus, a unique occasion to discover: - historic figures such as Averroes, Maimonides, Ibn Arabi and King Alfonso X the Wise - the science, the techniques and the music of those golden centuries (from X to XIII centuries) - the magnificent architecture of the Mosque of Córdoba and the Alhambra Palace of Granada
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Puente Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This tower is located at one end of the Roman bridge. According to websites, the Calahorra Tower is the oldest defense tower of the city. The tower nowadays houses the Museo Vivo de Al-Andaluz.

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This medieval tower is very impressive from the outside, and inside there is a small unpretentious but interesting museum that tells about life in Cordoba centuries ago. You visit the museum from the bottom up and when you get to the top you enjoy a...More

Thank Hector R
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoy an interesting audio and visual tour of the history and culture of the area as historical figures talk about art, architecture, science and music of Cordoba. As a bonus, there are great views of the city from the roof of the tower.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This impressive tower stands at the south end of the Roman Bridge overlooking the Guadalquivir River. It is a fortified gate and the oldest defence building in the city, built by the Moors to prevent the city from being attacked. In 1369 it was vastly...More

Thank margareth700
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The audio guide is wordy and fanciful, but the guy has a lovely voice. Which doesn’t compensate. He uses flowery imagery but there is little content. Apart from a couple of nice models there is very little to see.

Thank WiltshireRose55
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a historic tower at the end of the Roan Bridge and is quite impressive. It is a small museum and depicts what life may have been like in Roman Times when the bridge was built.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The modest entrance fee includes an excellent audio-guide in several languages, including English. The exhibition is about the great times when Muslims, Christians and Jews lived in harmony, and Cordoba was the largest city in Europe. Best of all are the models of Andalucía's two...More

1  Thank BritabroadSouthwell
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We did not visit the museum, merely viewed this structure externally due to time constraints. It was originally a fortified gate built by the Moors but fell into disrepair after the reconquest of Spain by the Christians. It was restored by King Enrique II of...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the tower. It had a nice demonstration of life in Cordoba during Roman times and a beautiful view from the top.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

THis little museum is in the tower at the end of the Roman Bridge, and I would start any visit of Cordoba here. There are some really good models explaining what life was like in Cordoba, and a superb model of the original mosque before...More

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