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Address: Puente Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: 957 293929
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Nice break from touring.

The exterior is the true gem. However the tour inside ( they give you earphones to tell history and explanations ) was good. Cool stories but that's it really nothing much to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The exterior is the true gem. However the tour inside ( they give you earphones to tell history and explanations ) was good. Cool stories but that's it really nothing much to see and they hype more on Alahambra model lol

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Reasonably priced museum. Headphones with commentary to guide you through the ages of religion in harmony. Plus a fantastic models of the 2 most visited buildings in Andalusia. And interesting models of ancient lifestyles

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

while it may since kind of boring at first, there is a ton of historical information provided. it is a must to go to the top of the tower to see the view of the new city from one side and the bridge and cathedral from the other

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Carmichael, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Carefully restored, 3-level tower with empty rooms. Nice view of Mosque from the roof; IMO, if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When we were there, an exhibit concerning the Moorish experience was being presented. Most informative. There is a display of what the Mezquita must have looked like before the cathedral was built inside of it. And from the top of the tower, you can look back onto Córdoba, the Roman Bridge, and the river.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Situated at the southern end of the old Roman Bridge, this little museum is housed in an old tower, and is spread over several levels. It gives a useful historical backround on the region, especially in the context of religions and culture. A good idea to come here prior to visiting the Mezquita as it will help your understanding of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

One of the few places we visited in Cordoba that had a reduced entrance price for 'jubilados'. We accepted the offer to leave our bags in a safe place while we did our visit - a very nice touch. The audioguide takes you from room to room, some of which contained the most incredible scale models - one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

On the ground floor, there is a room with the statues of the key thinkers from all the main religions of the golden age (Maimonides etc.). I enjoyed very much to get to know some of their thoughts - which sounded actually very modern! The rest of the exibition and the view from the roof are worth a visit as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I agree with the previous reviewer, who says this is a wasted opportunity to explain the history of Moorish Cordoba. The building hosts well done models of moorish buildings, but the audio/visual tour is a flop. The visual part is just pressing a button to light the models and the audioguide provides some sentimental text of very basic level. The... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Thanks to the exposition in the building with an interesting audioguide technique, we had a chance to understand how Islam, Christianism and Judaism lived and flourished together for hundreds of years in Cordoba. We learned how developed their philosophy and science was, and that no-one burnt anyone back then for assuming that our planet was round, 500 years before Galilei.

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