Calahorra Tower

Córdoba, Spain

The Calahorra tower (Torre de la Calahorra) is a fortified gate in the historic centre of Córdoba. The edifice is of Islamic origin. It was first erected by the Almohad Caliphate to protect the nearby Roman Bridge on the Guadalquivir. The tower, standing on the left bank of the river, originally consisted of an arched gate between two. A third tower was added to the existing ones, in the shape of two cylinder connecting them.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Lauren D'Willard (12 months ago)
This is such an unexpected museo! Such a wonderful little place. Very affordable museum has free audioguide and beautiful models of the Alhambra and Mezquita. I learned so much about the wisdom of the Arab ancients and the daily life in Al Andaluz! The view from the top is beautiful. What a gem!! Do yourself a favor and don't miss it.
Paul de Bruin (12 months ago)
Have to pay to get in and did not do that. The building, like the bridge is far too much restored and looks new, has no charm
agules ' (14 months ago)
Cordoba is a tower located at the southern end of the Roman bridge. An old defensive tower of Muslim origin was remodeled and fortified in the 14th century by Enrique II of Trastamara. The tower can be visited and houses a small Andalusian museum. Various things are on display inside. The entrance fee was pretty cheap. There is an audio-visual about the history of the city and several models on daily life in Muslim times. There are also two copies of the Alhambra in Granada and the Mezquita in Córdoba. From the highest part, the view of both the Roman bridge and the mosque and the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos is magnificent. Climbing to the top, you will be faced with an excellent view.
Mark (18 months ago)
Walk across the bridge, pay the small fee, and walk up to the top of this tower. Fantastic views of Córdoba and the Mezquita-Catedral, and the Roman bridge.
Irwin Mier (20 months ago)
The museum was really interesting. I got to learn about the culture of al-Andalus, and it had a lovely view of the Roman Bridge and Cordoba. You have an audio guide that tells you what you are looking at as well.
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