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El Arenal and Parque Maria Luisa Nautical Site/Lighthouse

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.

Nautical Site/Lighthouse Silversea Cruise

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

954-222419

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Rate Includes: €3 (free Mon.)

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