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“Make this your first tourist stop in Cordoba”
Review of Calahorra Tower

Calahorra Tower
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Córdoba Culture and Architecture Tour
Ranked #21 of 140 things to do in Cordoba
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Make this your first tourist stop in Cordoba”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

A great little museum in a stone tower on the other side of the bridge near the Mezquita. It has a series of exhibitions, models and dioramas dedicated to aspects of Cordoba history and contribution to many aspects of life as we know it today. In particular, it showcases a time where the three great theologies Islam, Judaism and Christianity lived in harmony and philosophy science, technology and culture flourished. Cordoba became one of the great centres of Europe. Apparently, one of the Pope's got a bit cheesed off and was getting worried that this might just be a little too successful and diminish the power and authority of Rome, so he took out the Christian King. Models and explanations of the Mezquita and Alhambra amongst other displays on medicine, astrology and the all important science of irrigation. A really terrific experience and I wish I knew the insight to come here first and if you are reading this while planning your holiday, my tip, go to Cordoba first before Granada, Malaga or Sevilla.

Visited March 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I would recommend visiting the tower and its small but very well presented museum before going to the Mezquita. There are audio visual exhibits that provide great information to better enjoy the visit later on and to understand the history of this city. The view of the Roman Bridge and the Mezquita from the top of the Tower excellent!

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Impressed with the audio description and the models of ancient Andalusia. It shows the extraordinary culture of Moors in Agriculture, Medicine and Astronomy. A must whilst visiting Cordoba.

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London
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“Quick and easy history of Andalucia”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Little museum with great audio tour and lots of information about Cordoba and the influence of Muslims, Jews and Christians.

Visited February 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Fairly newish low tech interesting museum of the area's history. Focus of the three religions.

Wanted more on the tower itself

Visited February 2013
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