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Torre del Oro, Seville

Categories: Military Museums, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Tourist Spots
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Built by the Almohad dynasty to protect the city from invading forces, Torre del Oro looms over the entrance to the city along the Guadalquivir River. Learn about Sevilla’s naval history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags. The top of the tower also offers outstanding views of the city and river. To visit Torre del Oro on your holiday in Seville, and find out what else Seville has to offer, use our Seville vacation generator.
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  • This is a small naval museum where are the achievements of the Spanish Portuguese pair history-having already had many other functions throughout the centuries-served by a stunning building. The view from the top to the Barrio de Triana, to the Real Maestranza or the Center is very beautiful and well worth the effort of the climb by steep stairs and narrow.
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  • This is a very charming little museum and mirador. The building itself is attractive - pretty azulejos and staircase, and the collection of artefacts, maps, pictures related to the history of the buil...  read more »
  • Expo on the sea for enthusiasts. View of the river and the city - but we are not very high.
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  • This place is really small. And also compact. I went there on a Monday, because it was free. You can see the entire city from above. Also you can buy interesting gifts from there, all related with the life of the sailors or boats.
  • Seen just from outside. Once upon a time this tower was a trezor for gold coming from America. It is close to bull fighting arena.
  • Nice view from the top and part of the historic monument of the city. Was a watch tower and prison way back in history. Optional to climb to the top if time is of essence
  • Though it ranks highly in the tour guides, I wouldn't bend over backwards to see this place. Unless you are very interested in the history of Seville, the tower doesn't offer much except a view over the city (and it's not really high enough for this anyway). Entry is cheap, but it's a bit out of the way and doesn't offer enough.
  • Nice place, with good view.
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