Golden Tower

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LocationPaseo de Christobal Colon, Seville (see map)
Telephone (34) 954 222 419
Opening hours Tue-Fri (10-14:00); Sat-Sun (11-14:00);
closed Mondays and month of August
Admission fee 2€
Official website   

The Golden Tower (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.

Naval Museum

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

Guadalquivir river


Located on the river at the edge of the Arenal quarter.

See the monument on interactive map

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