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Calahorra Tower

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Province  Province of Córdoba
Phone  +34 957 29 39 29
Calahorra Tower
Address  Puente Romano, s/n, 14009 Córdoba, Spain
Hours  Open today · 10AM–6PMMonday10AM–6PMTuesday10AM–6PMWednesday10AM–6PMThursday10AM–6PMFriday10AM–6PMSaturday10AM–6PMSunday10AM–6PM
Similar  Roman bridge of Córdoba, Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Historic Center of Córdoba, Calleja de las Flores, Medina Azahara

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The Calahorra Tower (Spanish: Torre de la Calahorra) is a fortified gate in the Historic centre of Córdoba, Spain, of Islamic origin.

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History

The tower was built during the late 12th century by the Almohads 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 square towers.

The building was restored in 1369 by king Henry II of Castile. A third tower was added to the existing ones, in the shape of two cylinder connecting them.

The tower was declared a national historical monument in 1931.

The restoration of the tower, along with the Roman Bridge, Gate of the Bridge and surrounding area, was awarded the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in 2014.

References

Calahorra Tower Wikipedia


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