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Torre del Oro, Seville
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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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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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  • The tower is located right in the centre next to the guadalquivir River, has a view in 360 degrees of Seville, the exhibits inside the Tower called me a lot of attention, but the view from the observation tower is very cool.
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  • We spent 1 night in Seville and among other important monuments passed by the Tower of gold. In addition to familiarize us with its history (eg here is receiving the gold taken from the Americas), we were impressed that although it has nearly 800 years it is very well maintained. Do not miss it!
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  • The visit to the tower is a must if you have little time to visit Seville but a nice stop if you want to have an overview of the area along the River, however lovely (shame to waste that crop up here and there). You climb and on the first floor there is a small marine Museum, very pleasant even for those who do not is a fan, with the models of the caravels of Columbus, charts and more. More on the panoramic terrace from where to shoot as if there were no tomorrow. To climb on the final steps of the Middle Tower you must wait patiently for their turn, but in the meantime the legs rest and enjoyment for the eye lingers a little longer.
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  • This tower is one of the symbols of the city. The museum is not that great but just looking at the monument is impressive.
  • The Torre del Oro is a 13th-century Moorish watchtower. There are varying opinions as to how this dodecahedral tower got its name. Some say that the tower was originally adorned with gold leaf; others say that it was used as a warehouse to store gold from the New World expeditions. Perhaps a simpler explanation is that it is golden in colour! Anyway, it was originally built as part of the city's defensive system. It stands on the bank of the Guadalquivir.
  • Very cute little museum in a beautiful mediaeval tower. Plus the view from on top of the tower, all at a very reasonable price
  • Basic, cheap (3€ or free on Mondays) interesting naval museum with lots of information about the voyages if Christopher. Columbus, much in English as well as Spanish and great views over Seville.
  • Beautiful little museum where It explains a lot of Seville's history