Roman bridge and Calahorra tower in Cordoba
The bridge is of Roman origin. It crosses the Guadalquivir through its 800 feet long, with 16 beautiful arches. The bridge was rebuilt in Arab times. The bridge was key in the commerce and importance of Cordoba. On the South end you will find the Torre de Calahorra. There is no entrance fee to the bridge.
If you arrive to the bridge from the Mosque of Cordoba you will find a 16th Century, renaissance, Triumphal arc, Puerta del Puente (the bridge´s gate). In the Guadalquivir, not far from the bridge, there are two Mills: La Albolafia (the paper mill) and the Enmedio Mill, located, as the name in Spanish indicate, in the middle of the river.
La Torre de Calahorra is a battlemented tower part. It was part of a massive defensive system (let´s remember that Cordoba was one of the richest cities in Europe). Today it hosts a museum of Al Andalusi culture, with interesting information on live in Al Andalus and the co-habitation of Jews, Moors and Christians.
The best views of Cordoba are at dusk, but the museum is closed then.
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