Gold Tower

Local nameTorre del Oro
LocationSeville, Spain

The tower was built between 1220 and 1221 by the Moors to defend the city from Christian invaders since it was a great observation point. It also served as a prison in the Middle Ages. It is said that the tower was once gilded in gold, hence the name.

Now, it is one of the most popular monuments of the city, with a peculiar dodecagonal shape. The tower is accessible to visitors and the top offers exquisite views of the surrounding area.

Also, it houses a naval museum displaying documents regarding navigation and models of ships, including the three ships that were used by Christopher Columbus in his voyage to the Indies. The nearest bus station is Paseo Cristóbal Colón (lines 3, 21 and 41).

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Admission

Adults: €3
Students, children (6-14), seniors (65+): €1.50
Children (under 6): free

Free admission every Monday

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_del_Oro

Official Website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE5O6oDQY1k

More Information https://spainattractions.es/torre-del-oro-seville/

Email torreoro@fn.mde.es

Phone +34 954 222 419

Address 41001 Paseo de Cristóbal Colón

Coordinates 37°22'56.649" N -5°59'46.736" E

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