Torre del Oro, or The Tower of Gold, serves almost as a representative symbol of the Spanish city of Seville.
The 36 meters high tower standing on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River dating back to 13th century was conceived chiefly as a defense against enemy attack both from the adjacent land of Arenal as well as from the river entrance via the Barcas bridge. Today, the tower is also known as the Maritime Museum of Seville as it has been repurposed as a small naval museum.
The first two floors of the museum exhibits a host of interesting naval articles from the olden times. In 1931, the tower had been designated by the Spanish Ministry of Culture as a historic-artistic monument.Places nearby:
The Seville Cathedral: A Stunning Masterpiece 0 km / 0 mi
La Giralda: Seville's Iconic Bell Tower 0 km / 0 mi
The Alcazar of Seville: A Beautiful Royal Palace 0 km / 0 mi
Maria Luisa Park: Seville's Principal Green Area 1 km / 0 mi
Mercado Central, Cadiz: The sausage, the jamon, the bluefin tuna and so much more! 98 km / 61 mi