Calahorra Tower

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Calahorra Tower to one side of the Roman Bridge.

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


The tower was built during the late 12th century by the Almohad dynasty 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.[1][2]


Coordinates: 37°52′32″N 4°46′36″W / 37.87556°N 4.77667°W / 37.87556; -4.77667