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Address: Calle Osario Romano s/n, 14009 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: +34 957 29 39 29
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Once a prison

During the 18th century the tower was used as a prison and in the 19th century a girls school. The tower was declared a national monument in 1931.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During the 18th century the tower was used as a prison and in the 19th century a girls school. The tower was declared a national monument in 1931.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this small museum exceptional! There is an encounter with 4 thinkers of Al-Andalus in one room, an examination of scientific advances in another. The best exhibit is the model of the Mezquita as it would have looked before the Cathedral was "dropped" in. There are wonderul dioramas of daily life from this period. There are places to sit,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are walking over the Roman bridge it is right there. Very imposing and very historical in terms of architecture. Worth a lot of photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice monument, close to the river. River cruises starts here. Pls be aware that you cannot enter the tower right from the waterfront you have to walk to pedestrian crossing. Really worth to visit.

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Cartagena, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gorgeous tower is in the Roman bridge, just in front of the Mosque. The view of the city from this point is a must, especially during night.

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Algiers, Algeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Built during the Almohads period, it was a fortified gate used to protect the city. From its top you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the Guadalquivir

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Beautiful tower located at the Roman Bridge. At night with the breeze and the lights is even nicer. It was quite hot when we were there, so the nights were spectacular as the sun was gone and walking was much more bearable. Definitely a must see in Cordoba.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

But, we enjoyed the reminder that multi-cultures (Judeo/Christian/Muslim) have and can co-exist. Lovely exhibit -- wonderful exhibits.

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Yorkshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The view from the tower is impressive but the interpretation within the tower is poor - it claims to explain the coexistence of 3 cultures in Cordoba but it is longwinded - the English speaker of the audio system has the most strangled affected spoken English more appropriate to circa 1920 and the actual content is historically dubious. All exhibits... More 

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Portarlington, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Slightly disappointed by the attraction although it was only a few euro to get in. Audio guides were available as part of the entry fee but the descriptions tended to be a bit wordy and the highly plumby accent of the English translation was off putting. The views from the top were worth the entry fee

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