|Photos:||Torre del Oro|
|View from Paseo Alcalde Contadero|
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.