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“Best spot in Cordoba”
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Calahorra Tower
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Ranked #20 of 140 things to do in Cordoba
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Best spot in Cordoba”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The Calahorra Tower is a Moorish fortress and tower from the Andalucian period of the 9th-13th century.The entrance fee is 4.5 euros with a nominal added fee for the( audio guide,recommended).

The tower has a moderately steep ascent ,which includes 8 rooms of pictures,models (great mosque and farming area) showcasing the history of the Moorish and Andalucian period.When you arrive at the top ,a grand view from the tower to the roman gate and Mesquita will amaze you.During the evening hours the bridge and tower are illuminated(worth a return).

Unfortunately while you are in the Moorish tower ,there is no information on the Roman Bridge, or gate.The museum is all about the Moorish period,a huge oversight in my opinion.

At the base of the tower ,you can view rafters along the bridge and river,and an old water wheel.The paths along the river banks provide other views and pictures.

The Mesquite,Alcazar and Callahora tower were my 3 favorite attractions.

Visited January 2014
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Bensheim, Germany
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“learn something about Cordóbas past”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

If you love museums and love learning new things: GO THERE!
Even if it is small, you still learn a lot!
And you can go on the roof from where you have a great view of your surroundings!
It even has a little modell of the mezquita!

Visited August 2013
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SPAIN
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“intesesting place”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

An interesting building right at the end of the Roman bridge.The ticket includes headphones guided tour. The first room is a fairly long recorded presentation by ancient scholars - quite interesting but a it is a bit too long.
There is awonderful model of the Mezquita, and of the Alambra.
the view from the top of the building is amazing.

Visited November 2013
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Silves, Portugal
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“Interesting and unusual”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

An interesting building right at the end of the Roman bridge, which is why we went in. Relatively low admission includes the electronic (headphones) guided tour.
The first room is a fairly long recorded presentation by ancient scholars - quite interesting but a it is a bit too long - many people were leaving part way through.
Much of the point of the presentations throughout seems to be a sort of 'soft-sell' for Islam. This was not quite what we expected but overall we did enjoy the visit and the museum has been very well put together and the displays are mainly beautifully prepared - though one or two were not working.
I suspect it could be wasted on children, but is worth seeing if you have time, it is not a very long visit - we spent about an hour.

Visited December 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Well laid out”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This audio guided museum is a great introduction into the history of Córdoba. Great views too of the Roman bridge and the Mosque from the tower.

Visited January 2014
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