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Calahorra Tower

Puente Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
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Ranked #16 of 61 Attractions in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The Calahorra Tower is located at Puente Romano, 0. This tower at the end of the Roman Bridge has an interpretation center that explains Moorish... more »
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You will probably enjoy a walk across the old bridge and around the Tower. Looking back at the historic center of Cordoba provides a wonderful view. But the Tower's museum is not really worth the price of the entrance fee. The only advantage to the museum is that it enables you to access the roof, and the views from there... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have pretty strong views about what makes a museum really bad (as in other reviews). And this place is very bad, but with three redeeming virtues. It is a small museum – if it is a museum at all. Actually, let’s start there: is it a museum? Housed in a small ancient tower, it sits at the end of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Climb a few stairs and see a few displays about naval exploits of the Spanish. Nice view of the river from the top.

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Ploiesti, Romania
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59 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

a modern museum in the tower, with 8 halls, following the history of mankind, especially Andalusia. There are sections of Roman times, Alhambra and Nazrid glorious times and until 20th century in Cordoba. Very good choice of photos and models in order to understand Andalusias's history. And for only 4.5 euros plus 1.2 euros for the multivision slideshow.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a wonderful museum experience that brought the vibrant history of Cordoba to life. Of course, the view from the top of the tower is a big attraction, but the museum below shouldn't be overlooked. Highlights include the models of the great mosque of Cordoba and of the Alhambra of Granada. These both gave us new perspective, having seen... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This excellent museum [Museo Vivo de Al-Andalus] is in the historic Calahorra Torre and we wished we’d visited it before crossing the bridge rather than afterwards. It is informative and explains much about the history of the immediate area and Andalucía in general, the cultural and religious changes and many other points which we hadn’t even considered before touring the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Check out the opening times before you walk across the bridge or you will end up going twice as we did. if that happens go back again because it really is worth the experience. You are given earphones which explain the history on Al Andalus and you will see models of the Mezquita and very good life size wax models... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

small castle or tower at end of the bridge, the translation of the name is the castle of freedom. At sunset the view from the top of it is amazing.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Defensive fortress, reportedly built in 12th century and restored by Henry II in 1369. It recently won a Cultural Heritage Award (see http://www.europanostra.org/awards/136/). The tower houses a museum (which charges admission) that has been well reviewed. It was closed at the time we were there, so check the Internet for operating hours. It is certainly attractive enough to photograph.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There are several floors that Entry fee comes with audio tour. Most of the exhibits have a small talk about them. There is a long talk with they talk about the people who ruled the area. I enjoyed listening to this to learn more about the changes in Spain. It was interesting because it was not that long for each... More

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