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Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold)

Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) Review

Built by the Moors in 1220 to complete the city's ramparts, this 12-sided tower on the banks of the Guadalquivir served to close off the harbor when a chain was stretched across the river from its base to a tower on the opposite bank. In 1248, Admiral Ramón de Bonifaz broke through the barrier, and Ferdinand III captured Seville. The tower houses a small naval museum.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Alcalde Marqués de Contadero s/n, El Arenal, Seville, 41001 | Map It
  • Phone: 954/222419
  • Cost: €3; free Mon.
  • Hours: Weekdays 9:30–6:45, weekends 10:30–6:45
  • Location: El Arenal
Updated: 06-18-2013

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