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history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags.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 Torre del Oro is one of the most beautiful emblems of Seville, and not only because of its charismatic plant dodecagonal, or for their excellent work of restoration, but because historically suffered greatly. And if today we know it as such, it is in part thanks to the popular intervention that averted that it was thrown down on several occasions. Currently, it has an interesting naval museum, which can be visited for €3. Also, it should be noted the excellent views from the roof terrace. Anecdotally, according to the story, this singular Torre del Oro served as refuge for the ladies who courted the King Pedro I. In you atardeces them of summer, the Torre del Oro acquires a special color.
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  • This attraction of Seville, for his name, it might seem something very interesting but ultimately it remains somewhat disappointed, nothing outstanding. Save money and time that you would have dedicated destinatelo to something else.
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  • Not really that interesting unless you want to visit the tiny naval/Maritime museum. The views aren't really that great, but not bad either. I wouldn't bother if you're only spending a couple of days in Seville. On a relative basis, it's lower on the list, but objectively, this would be more interesting if it were in another city with much less history and significance. The location is nice as it's located by the river.
  • We didn’t go inside as there is an entrance fee and we didn’t have the time. But the tower is in a lovely spot on the river bank in Seville. You can imagine it as a gateway into the city in past times. From the top of the tower it must have a great view back over the city.
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