Andalusia Sights

Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold)

  • Paseo Alcalde Marqués de Contadero s/n Map It
  • El Arenal
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 08/18/2015

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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.

Sight Information


Paseo Alcalde Marqués de Contadero s/n, Seville, 41001, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €3 (free Mon.)
  • Weekdays 9:30–6:45, weekends 10:30–6:45

Published 08/18/2015


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