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Torre del Oro, Seville

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Built by the Almohad dynasty to protect the city from invading forces, Torre del Oro looms over the entrance to the city along the Guadalquivir River. Learn about Sevilla’s naval history in the military watchtower’s maritime museum, which contains fossilized marine debris, compasses, old charts, historical documents, a 16th-century cannon, anchors, and flags. The top of the tower also offers outstanding views of the city and river. Arrange to visit Torre del Oro and other attractions in Seville using our Seville trip planner.
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  • The tower is very well lit at night, and during the day the tourist boats depart from here on the river. 
    The tower is very well lit at night, and during the day the tourist boats depart from here on the river.  more »
  • Very interesting building and museum to learn more about the history of Sevilla, the importance of trade and navy throughout the centuries. 
    Very interesting building and museum to learn more about the history of Sevilla, the importance of trade and navy throughout the centuries.  more »
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  • It is very useful as a marker as you try to navigate around Seville as it seems to be on many of the signposts. Seville is a maze of alleys and small, cobbled roads so these signs do help a lot. As to the tower itself, it's not really that impressive other than its history which dates back to Moorish times. Plus you do have to think about where all the gold and silver it stored came from...and who died acquiring it. The river cruise starts from here.
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