"Torre del Oro" Torre del Oro Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Torre del Oro, Sevilla: 46 reviews and 62 photos

  Sevilla - Torre del Oro
by Kuznetsov_Sergey

The Gold Tower (Torre del Oro) was built in 1220. The tower has twelve sides. Once it was a part of Alcazar fortification. It "locked" the river for the enemy ships. In case of a danger a strong circuit strengthened to a wall of a tower. Another end of a circuit strengthened to the Silver Tower (Torre de la Plata), which stood on another bank of Guadalquivir. Two versions explain the name of a tower. According to the first version the tower was decorated with gold tiles earlier. According to the second version the gold brought from America was stored in the tower. The small dome has appeared at the tower in XVIII century.

Address: Paseo de Christobal Colon
Phone: 95 422 24 19

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  • Written May 16, 2006
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