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Calahorra Tower

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Address: Calle Osario Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
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+34 957 29 39 29
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While probably not the *first* thing you should do or see in Cordoba, it is, in our opinion, worth the time and effort. The Tower, at the southern end of the Roman Bridge, was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Stephen S
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have been to the Mezquita and the Alhambra. This is a must. A little odd at first but stay with it there are some surprises.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arabic for "Fortress of Freedon" the Calahorra has had many different functions over the years, from prison, to school and now museum. It is located on the bridge to Cordoba, and is a majestic structure filled with history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Again, close by the mezquita and worth the short walk across the river. If you were impressed by stories of castles as a child here is what you wanted to see.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the spot where you can take the best photos from Cordoba, you have the Roman bridge, the Corboda Cathedral and a nice landscape of the city and the guadalquivil river - my tip would be to take photos early in the morning or sunset because the light will allow for great angles - also inside the tower there... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

While probably not the *first* thing you should do or see in Cordoba, it is, in our opinion, worth the time and effort. The Tower, at the southern end of the Roman Bridge, was a defensive structure that now contains a museum. We recommend you use the audio guides for this museum, otherwise your enjoyment will definitely be limited. The... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Perhaps a bit too well preserved, has slightly sterile 'reconstruction' feel to it. Offers good views of the Alcazar across the river - small museum inside.

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Portland OOregon, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great location, beautiful presentation with music that can transport you to the past and help you live the content. Great model of original Mesquita and amazing philisophers. Loved this museum. Great collection of books to buy, reasonably priced, not super -crowded. Must-see views from the top. Take the time to walk through this with the audio guide. (Good english guide).... More 

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Magnificient and Imposing. Just cross the river and you'll find this imposing structure. Climb up and you'll get a hundred reason to click photos. River flowing by its side, the Roman bridge, The mill and you can also see some parts of Mezquita. Walking up to the tower base requires you to cross the roman bridge which itself is a... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A tower that has seen had so much history pass by, Give yourself at least 45 minutes. We were not blown away compared to the Mezquita. It is an atraction that is acoss river and you get to walk across the bridge to get there, which would be fun for kids, on the other side of the bridge is lots... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The tower in itself has nothing fantastic but the cultural explanations in the audioguide are very nicely fit and staff is very helpful. Be patient and learn about culture, philosophy, music and you'll enjoy the visit. On a side note, even if the guide puts the multi cultural cohabitation between muslims, jews and christians under a very favourable light (... More 

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