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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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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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  • Located in the District of Arenal and next to the river Guadalquivir. The Tower formed part of the ancient Saracen wall and was boosted by the Almohads in 1190. It is believed that the name comes from ancient Golden tiles which were it or that its interior was stored gold that arrived in the americas. Currently is a beautiful monument, in whose interior there is an interesting Museum of mock-ups naval and of objects historical related with the sea. Visit essential. Possibility of making beautiful pictures of the river and the city of Seville.
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  • The Tower of the gold is located beside the river and offers to the visitor a nice environment above all to the sunset with some beautiful views. The castizo neighborhood of Triana is the other side.
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  • The view is Okay, but the museum what belongs shall itself not much for. You paid 3 euros for a trip to the top
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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