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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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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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  • Nice tower from outside.nothing excited inside.Entry fee is too much so if you low on budget drop this one .  more »
  • Compulsory your visit and to see its spectacular views. It is always very full, but people tend to save "tail" when it comes to taking pictures. Monday admission is free.
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  • Is a landmark of Seville. The Torre del Oro has 3 floors. They said it was a military Watchtower that was part of the wall of protection that was around the city (in addition to having been Chapel, prison and place of storage of gunpowder). In the first and second floors is located the Museo Naval (3 euros). Learn more about the history of Seville and the importance of the Guadalquivir River. There are patterns of three ships used by Christopher Columbus for your trip to the Americas in 1492; a replica of the Santa Maria; portraits of the great naval figures of Spain; the 16th-century cannon and navigation tools, as well as flags, maps and documents related to the discovery of foreign lands. Climb the spiral stairs to the top floor to enjoy the view of the Guadalquivir River and the city. Sensational! The view is spectacular, including the Triana bridge linking the city centre to the Barrio de Triana, crossing the river Guadalquivir. For those who like to walk, and, to make the way Torre-Barrio de Triana-Tower. There is possibility of public transportation, boat trips on the River, or simply a beautiful promenade walk along the river.
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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