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Calahorra Tower (Torre de la Calahorra)

Puente Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
957 293929
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I recommend this place to everyone who wishes to witness a fair & inclusive depiction of history. Seldom can we encounter the portrayal of a diverse population & their historical, philosophical & cultural legacies done in a respectable & comprehensive manner. Whoever are behind the Tower Museum, kudos to all of you. The building is small enough to make it... More

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Berlin, Germany
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip to Cordoba! The small museum tries to make the atmosphere and history of the peacefull neighbourhood of jews, christians and muslims (for this certain time period) and their heritage visible. You can listen to speeches of famous jewish, muslim and christian sholars/ figures of their time and lots of other interesting stuff. Unlike... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a tiny "museum" .. it's not dusty stuff. What it is is a vignette into historical Cordoba ... this was an amazing multi-cultural Christian/Muslim/Jewish City. Could teach us all a lot, It is what you need to see to understand the layers of Cordoba. Oh and yes, the view from the roof is spectacular ! Well well worth... More

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Northland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This tower has been converted into an interesting history lesson with audio and visual exhibits. I always seem to find audio systems a little lacking in continuity and this was no exception. However, the models of the Alhambra, the Mezquita and day to day life were excellent.

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Adelaide, Australia
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75 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

As you are no doubt going to visit the Mezquita Mosque/Cathedral take the extra steps required to see this 14th century tower. Even if you don't go inside the tower, the walk to it alone is worth it. Coming from Mezquita you pass through a 16th century gate, (Puerta del Puente) onto a beautiful Roman Bridge, Calahorra Tower stands at... More

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

On the roof you can take good pictures of the Mezquita catedral. Inside the tower you can learn the lives of people in Cordoba in the past. There are models of building of the tower and it's so real so that you will take a lot of pictures.

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Los Angeles
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Some may state if you have the time go. I say make the time. You can easily fit this in schedule in the late afternoon when most main sites are closing. Take a nice stroll before dinner along the old impressive roman bridge to the calahorra tower. Go inside for a small fee. Do not expect the museum inside to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this place primarily for the great view of Cordoba you get from the rooftop. The audio guide has some limited interest but we found it entertaining for its unintended comedy value - they guy who narrates the english commentary sounds a bit like Brian Sewell and pronounces some words very strangely indeed.

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New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It is worth walking across the bridge for the views from the middle and the other side and this small museum in the tower is worth a visit.

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Sandvika, Norway
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a very good museum and it costs only €3.5 which includes an audio guide. The model of the Alhambra in Granada is much better than any I saw there. The model of the mezquita without the cathedral was also cool. And not the least, the view from the top is great.

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