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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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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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  • Smaller than you might think, but not too easy to miss. I didn't go inside, but doubt it's worth it if you have to pay for a ticket. Instead, I found it at night and got a nice night shot with palm trees along the side.
  • Loved the little museum which explained the history of Sevilla and the ports. The view from the top was fascinating; they also had a brief steps to reach all the way up. The ticket price was definitely worth the visit.
  • You can't go all the way to the very top. Only the second level which your view is blocked off by the stone. Not worth the 3 euros. Can get a better view from the Parasol for the same price. But you do get a small little museum to visit.
  • This is a beautiful area to take a walk along the river, especially at night.
  • Not an inspiring or imaginative museum. The views from the top are nice but not great.

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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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