(4) Torre del Oro
Paseo de Christobal Colon, Sevilla.
  95 422 24 19.
  Tue-Fri 10:00-14:00; Sat-Sun 11:00-14:00.
  1€; Tuesday free entrance.
Photos:    Torre del Oro
 View from Paseo Alcalde Contadero
 Naval Museum
 Window view

The Torre del Oro of Seville was built in the early 13th century by the Almohades. The building was of military purpose and was located outside the walled defences. It was used to control the entrance of Seville's harbour by means of an iron chain, which spanned to the other shore of the river.

Probably a cover of golden tiles gave it the name of Golden Tower.

Today, the tower houses a small  Naval Museum, which displays a collection of maps and antiques related to the naval history of Seville.

From upstairs you have a nice view on the  Río Guadalquivir and (5) Isabel II bridge.

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