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.

HistoryEdit

It was first erected by the Almohad Caliphate 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. 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roman Bridge, Gate of the Bridge, Calahorra Tower and Surrounding Areas - EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards". EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  2. ^ "European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Winners of 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced". europa.eu. Retrieved 2017-09-13.

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