Torre del Oro

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Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) is a military watchtower situated in Seville, Spain. It was constructed in the 13th century by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir River. It got its name from the golden shine it is said to have projected on the river, which was down to the building material used which was a mix or mortar, lime and hay. The tower, which served as a prison in the Middle Ages has been expanded and improved over the years and is well kept today. It is currently used as the home of a Naval Museum.

Getting there

The watchtower is situated in the city centre of Seville, just by the river. By tram or metro, travel to the ‘Puerta de Jerez’ stop which is a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum in the tower is open seven days a week, Monday to Friday 9.30am-6.30pm and Saturday to Sunday 10.30am-6.30pm. Tickets are priced at 3 euros except for Mondays when entry is free to all. As well as learning about the local naval history you can climb the stairs to the top of the tower for an elevated view of the city.

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  • Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, s/n, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
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Posted: 4 Nov 2019, 15:13

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Little Tower by the river...

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Cool little watchtower by the river in the city. The tower is used as a museum on local naval history these days, it's quite interesting to be fair but i visited for the views from the top of the tower and to experience what the tower was built for.

Posted: 9 Sep 2019, 12:50

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Pretty

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Pretty little watchtower that is situated by the river. It houses a little museum and entry was pretty cheap if i remember correctly.

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