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The Gold Tower, Seville

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The Gold Tower of Sevillle was one of the last contributions from the Almohade period in Seville. It formed part of the last wall of defence that ran from the Alcázar Palace to the river.

The Gold Tower and the Guadalquivir River.

Torre del oro (Gold tower) - Seville, Spain

Gold Tower

It´s believed that the tower was given its name because of the sun´s reflection off the gold tiles that once covered the dome. There is also a story that associates the Gold Tower with the hair colour of a beautiful damsel who King Don Pedro locked up in the tower while her husband was away at war.



Origins of the gold tower

The Gold Tower (left) and the Giralda of the Cathderal (right) by night.Built in the first third of the 13th Century, this tower has twelve sides. Large chains used to be connected from the masonry base of the tower to other side of the river and acted as a protective entranceway to the port. The highest part of the tower was added by Sebastian Vander Borcht in 1760.



The Gold tower nowadays.





Other important monuments in Seville
Seville - The Giralda tower
Seville - The Cathedral
Seville - The Alcazar palace
Seville - The archive of the Indies
Seville - Plaza de España


Other monuments in Andalusia, south of Spain
Granada - Alhambra
Cordoba - Mosque/mesquita
Ronda - Puente nuevo (the new bridge)

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The Gold tower nowadays

Naval Museum inside the Gold Tower.Today it is a naval museum which engravings, letters, models, antique navigation instruments and historical documents. In this museum we also find information on the prestigious naval history of Seville, the importance of the Guadalquivir River and the paths of numerous famous navigators.

View from the Gold Tower. See the Remedios Quarter on the other side.The Gold Tower and the Guadalquivir River.

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