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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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. Arrange to visit Torre del Oro and other attractions in Seville using our Seville trip planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    The tower now houses a Maritime Museum worth visiting it. Part of a wall that surrounded the city, after taking the Catholics.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very pretty Tower, on the edge of the River, building former, possible to visit, in any case, you have to go see her.
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  • August 17, 2017
    For three euro entry gets my good views of Seville. Certainly not very high, but still above the rooftops you can get a basic orientation. The small exhibition on the first floor shows some pictures u exhibits from the seafaring history. At this point, both city tour pass bus routes. Before the Torre de Oro also riverboats for Cruises depart. The tower is in Seville and interesting to see one of the many beautiful tourist points.
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  • Smaller than you might think, but not too easy to miss. I didn't go inside, but doubt it's worth it if you have to pay for a ticket. Instead, I found it at night and got a nice night shot with palm trees along the side.
  • Loved the little museum which explained the history of Sevilla and the ports. The view from the top was fascinating; they also had a brief steps to reach all the way up. The ticket price was definitely worth the visit.
  • You can't go all the way to the very top. Only the second level which your view is blocked off by the stone. Not worth the 3 euros. Can get a better view from the Parasol for the same price. But you do get a small little museum to visit.
  • This is a beautiful area to take a walk along the river, especially at night.
  • Not an inspiring or imaginative museum. The views from the top are nice but not great.

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Seville's flat, grid-like city center makes it one of Spain's most walkable cities. While no part of the center is more than a 15-minute walk away, you might enjoy staying on one of the many picturesque cobblestone streets leading off from the famous Cathedral in Plaza España. Boutique hotels and historical apartment rentals intermix with the old quarter's tapa bars and Andalusian storefronts. Nearby, Barrio Santa Cruz is a bit quieter than the main plaza but still boasts the city's sought-after old-world charm. Across the river is the Triana neighborhood, where a lack of heavy tourism has preserved the strong local scene in this mainly residential area full of traditional restaurants and corner bars.
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