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Torre del Oro, Seville

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Military Museum Architectural Building
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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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 easy to spot along side the river. The museum itself is small but the main attraction here is the view from the top. Great for pics.  more »
  • A 1200s era watch tower. A second tower used to occupy the bank on the other side of the river. A large chain connected the two towers to prevent ships from sailing up the Guadalquivir river. Today it...  more »
  • 6.8.17 also known as Golds Tower sits directly on the river on one of the main traffic streets. It is located also near the bus stop so easy to get to. You can ride or walk there fairly easily from an...  more »
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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