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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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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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  • I was in Sevilla 5 days with my boyfriend and we hopped on the torre de Oro on a sunny day, the view was amazing, overlooking the river and you can see the Cathedral rising behind the trees. Not to be missed!
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  • The Torre del Oro was our landmark for the bus stop though it had a completely different name. It was also the landmark for the hotel shuttle. It was easy to see and useful but we did not go inside. 
  • Must-see of Seville, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, with a museum inside and magnificent views from the top of it, the river and the city. It is called gold because the boats that came to Seville with its goods there paid their taxes in gold. You have to see it.
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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