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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pleasant maritime museum, good, if not extraordinary, views. Interesting stop. 3 Euros each, no cards, only cash.
  • Located at the riverside, the historical building is really beautiful. They charge you 6 euro per person. In the middle section, you can find info about the tower and some items such as compasses and ship miniatures. Top floor is good but surrounded by glass and it is a little bit hard to see the landscape.
  • Free on Mondays. A nice, quick visit with astrategic view iverlooking the river. Imagine the ships lining the banks, discharging their cargo along this once-bustling trade lines.
  • Good tour, an amusing young lady named Rosa was our guide. She was knowledge of the Alcazar and the Cathedral and made the tour a pleasure.
  • For 3€ if you are near and have time go up the tower, otherwise just stick to photos outside. OK views, but not fabulous. Nice little naval museum inside.

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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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