Essential Architecture-  Cordoba

Puente Romano

architect

 

location

Cordoba

date

 

style

Roman 

construction

stone

type

Bridge
 
   


Roman bridge Arab Mills and Al-Andalus Museum

Archeological Museum




Large blocks (apparently Roman) line the rivers bottom and support the bridge.



The Museo Vivo de Al-Andalus is housed in the Torre de la Calahorra. This tower once protected the entrance to the Roman bridge. At the south end of the bridge is the Museo Vivo de Al-Andalus. This Museum is a good place to start your tour of Cordoba. It gives a good orientation to the history of the region as well as having excellent models of the original Mezquita. It is also one of the few places you will receive all the information in the language of your choice, including English

Entering the museum allows one access to the top of the Tower, for excellent views of the city to the North and a deteriorating Arab mill to the west. On the north shore, somewhat hidden by trees is an even more deteriorated Mill with a restored waterwheel.




(photo above) An Arab Mill.
Besides grinding grains the mills also pumped water up to the Alcazar.

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