Calahorra Tower

Crossing the river, visitors will encounter the Torre de la Calahorra [a defensive tower]. Crossing the river, on the south side of the Roman Bridge, we can see the Calahorra Tower.The building, which was erected as a defensive structure, originally comprised two towers, joined by an arch that enabled access to the city. Its current aspect, resulting of successive and continuous modifications, dates from 1369 (reign of Henry II of Trastámara).The tower was declared a historical and artistic monument in 1931, as well as restored and renovated in 1954, so it was ceded to the Instituto para el Diálogo de las Culturas [Institute for Cultural Dialogue], which installed an audio-visual museum with audio-guide techniques that have revolutionised the way we make contact with history, images and objects.The Museum presents a cultural panorama of the zenith of medieval Cordoba (9th to 13th Centuries), based on the mutual amelioration of Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures.In every hall, the visitor can listen to historic evocations through wireless headphones that gives the user a complete freedom of movement. The discourse is available in the following languages: Spanish, French, English and German.Light and music also play an important role in highlighting the texts and images.

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