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Calahorra Tower

Address: Puente Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: 957 293929
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Ranked #16 of 57 Attractions in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There 3 small rooms to visit by audio tour (which is included in the €2,50 entrance). The displays are rather old fashioned and the info not interesting. Definately would not recommend anyone to go here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

At one of the Roman Bridge, the Calahorra Tower of Cordoba now houses the Museum of Al-Andalus. The tower was started in the 12th century as a guarding post at the entrance of Cordoba. Inside this Tower, there are 8 levels of exhibits. Some of them, I find rather boring. However there are good ones as well. What is rare... More 

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Nice, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This defensive city gate has been turned into an interesting museum of the Al-Andalus. We have found it worth the visit, although I agree on previous comments about the audio-commentaries. We were visiting with friends in a quiet November evening, so it was OK, but on few occasions I had to wait for commentary started earlier in the room to... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We did not find this attraction to be a great experience. There was some interesting info on the history of the region that we had not seen elsewhere but that was about the only positive. The audio system is a disaster. The system was not independent on a per user basis. When you entered a room you had to wait... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is a good museum for a quick visit, it tells you a little bit about Spanish culture under the Moors and just in general the history of the time, mainly through audio guide. The audio guides come in English. The views are nice, it is overall a neat museum.

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Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This little museum was a cool respite at the end of a hot bridge. It is quite small, with colorful dioramas evoking daily life as it was hundreds of years ago in the Islamic palaces. We also learned how true Islam promotes peaceful relations between all belief systems. There are a lot of stairs, the rooftop offers a good view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's worth a wander round to get some historic background and see the views south of the river. The audio guides are old fashioned but even with a couple of school groups in the building we still found it acceptable. For Cordoba it's not excessively cheap but at €4.5 it's not excessive either. I enjoyed it, well worth a look... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We really couldn't get excited about this. The commentary was too gushing at times. The audio-guide was strange. If someone was listening to it in English when you entered a room, you had to wait for it to finish before you could start at the beginning. There are plusses - the model of the mezquita was great, as were the... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Calahorra tower is a small museum with awesome views from on top of it.... The museums display the amount of wealth and resources and contributions made by the Moors in Andalusia...They display and detail the tolerance of the Moors and advancements they did in Muslim Andalusia... a beatiful place surely worth the visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You need to do this muséum. It invites you in a trip into the past, it shows what mankind can accomplish when people see differences as an opportunity to do greater things. You will learn a lot and be reminded that we are all the same before God.

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