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Calahorra Tower (Torre de la Calahorra)

Located on the far side of the Roman Bridge, this tower is the oldest defense building in town. It was erected by the Moors in order to prevent the city from being attacked. In 1369, Calahorra Tower underwent massive reconstruction and reinforcement measures, ordered by Henry II of Trastamara. He added a third tower making the Calahorra Tower some kind of a fortress and giving it its current appearance.

Today, not only Calahorra Tower’s impressive appearance attracts Cordoba visitors. It is also the inside of the building featuring a museum which is of particular interest.

The museum collects, preserves, and shows artifacts and documents of the rich Cordoban history which is characterized by the peaceful coexistence of Jews, Muslims, and Christians over centuries. It also presents the early height of science, culture, and engineering that gave Andalusia a leading position centuries ago.

A multimedia show which is available in English makes the stories the museum has to tell a concrete and enjoyable experience.

A model of the Mezquita mosque in its original state and a number of documents and pictures round off this informative journey through Cordoba’s history.

Image Gallery

 

See some impressions of Calahorra Tower

 

Info

 

Location

 

C/ Puente Romano
14009 Cordoba, Spain
Tel.: (+34) 957 29 39 29
Email: torrecalahorra@torrecalahorra.com
Web: www.torrecalahorra.com

Hours

1 May - 30 September
Monday through Sunday
10 am - 2 pm and
4.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Video projection at these times:
11.00 am - 12.00 pm - 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

1. October - 30 April
Monday through Sunday
10 am - 6 pm

Video projection at these times:
11.00 am - 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Open every day, including holidays.

Admission

Adults: 4.50 EUR

Reduced admission (students, teenagers, seniors, birthday persons): 3 EUR

Free: Kids under 8

Groups larger than 15 persons: 3 EUR/person*

*Requires previous reservation. Requests are processes in the order of their entry and based on availability. Provided, the group size is sufficient, the group leader/teacher may be granted free admission.

To see the video projection, there is a surplus of 3 EUR/person.

Nearby

Roman Bridge, Mezquita Mosque and Cathedral, Royal Fortress, Botanic Garden, Arabian Baths

 

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