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Climb the Watchtower of the Alcazar Fortress

You can visit a defensive fortress called Alcazar in Cordoba. It is located next to the Roman Bridge. Spanish royalty has lived in it in the past. You will see a picturesque park, cascading fountains, beautiful sculptures, a castle, and large pools that will save you from the summer heat. The attraction is open to the public from 8:30 to 20:30 from Tuesday to Friday. You can visit it until 16:30 on Saturday and until 14:30 on Sunday. Monday is a day off. The entrance ticket costs 3 euros. But admission is free on Fridays. There is also a watchtower in the Alcazar. You will climb it and enjoy the view of the central part of the city.
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Climb to the Observation Deck of the Calahorra Tower

The medieval defensive structure is located near the Roman Bridge. This is the tower of Calahorra. You can take a tour of the Museum of Three Cultures here. It is open from 10 am on any day of the week. You will know how the famous inhabitants of Andalusia lived and worked, get acquainted with important historical events of the country, and go on a 3D tour of the city's architectural monuments. You will go up to the excellent observation platform by 78 steps after the tour. You will admire the Guadalquivir River, the nearby neighborhoods of Cordoba, the Roman Bridge, the ruined Moorish watermills and the Mezquita.

View Cordova from the Bell Tower

The Mezquita mosque was built in the 8th century. It was reconstructed into a Cathedral in the 13th century. Therefore, the building will surprise you with a combination of Islamic and Catholic architecture. It is open to the public from 8:30 to 18:00 from Monday to Saturday in winter and from 10:00 to 19:00 in summer. You can visit it from 8:30 to 10:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Keep in mind that you cannot enter here in revealing clothing! Copyright
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The entrance ticket costs 8 euros. However, the entrance is free from 8:30 to 9:30. You will pass under beautiful Moorish arches, see 800 majestic columns with red and white stripes, and walk around the courtyard where an orange garden grows. You will also climb the bell tower located on the north side of Mezquita to view Cordova from a great height.
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Visit the Observation Deck of the Monastery

Even if you do not consider yourself a religious person, you should come to a functioning monastery. It was built in the middle ages. The monastery is called Ermitas de Cordoba. Monks belonging to the order of barefoot Carmelites live in 13 small rooms here. However, you will not be allowed into the residential part of the monastery. But if you buy a ticket for 1.5 euros you will walk along the avenue where the cypress trees grow, visit the chapel and a great viewing platform. A huge sculpture of Jesus Christ is installed there. A spectacular view of Cordoba will open up in front of you there.
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View the Old City from the Malmuerta Tower

The Malmuerta watchtower is located on the Plaza de Colón in the north direction from the center of Córdoba. It is part of the ruined fortress wall that surrounded the city. Its shape resembles an octagon. There are many dark legends about it because of its name. It translates as "Evil Death". You can get here from Mezquita in half an hour. If you climb to its top you will see a magnificent panorama of the Old City.
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Horse Riding

If you decide to go horse riding you can visit the riding school in Cordoba. If you are just getting started acquaintance with horses you will learn basic skills here. Classes will be held in the fresh air due to the mild climate. A qualified instructor will train you. But if you are already an experienced rider you will rent a horse to ride around the city. You can also go for a walk in a horse-drawn carriage. You will rent it not far from the Mezquita.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Cordoba
♥   Restaurant 'El Caballo Rojo' Córdoba. Type - Regional cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'El Nº 10' Córdoba. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'El Blasón' Córdoba. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Almudaina' Córdoba. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casa Rubio' Córdoba. Type - Regional cuisine. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cordoba
♥   Castle 'Castle of Arcos' , 23.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Almodóvar del Río' Córdoba, 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castillo de Bujalance' Córdoba, 33.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Lopera' Jaén, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Zuheros' Córdoba, 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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