Torre de la Malmuerta

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Torre de la Malmuerta.

The Torre de la Malmuerta is a gate tower in Córdoba, Spain.

This albarrana tower was built in 1406-1408, by order of King Henry III of Castile, over a pre-existing Almohad structure, to defend the gates of Rincón and Colodro. Later it was also used as a prison for nobles.

Having an octagonal plan, the tower has an annexed arch.

The names, meaning "Tower of the Bad Dead Woman", refers to a woman who, according to a legend, was killed here by her husband after a false accusation of adultery.

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Coordinates: 37°53′30″N 4°46′40″W / 37.89167°N 4.77778°W / 37.89167; -4.77778