There are many great places to visit if we are talking about Tourism in Seville. One of them is the Torre del Oro in Seville (Golden Tower of Seville).

This interesting construction was built in the 13th century and it’s not only a recognized tourist spot, but also the house of one of the most important museums in Seville: The Maritim Museum of Seville. 

The Golden Tower was built aimed to be a refugee for the lovers of the King Pedro I the Cruel (at least, according to the legend), and afer that it was used as a chapel and as a prison. As the time passed by, it was necessary to make many remodelling works, so the tower could be recovered after several damages caused by earthquakes and differents rebellions, including the Revolution of 1868.

It’s said that the Golden Tower received that name because of the goldish shades of the sunset reflected in its tiled walls, although another story said that it was because this building has used to hide great treasures.

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Brilliant under the sunlight, the Torre del Oro of Seville. Photo by zburnight @flickr.

Located in the street Paseo de Cristobal Colon, the Golden Tower houses a small maritim museum that is located in its first 2 levels. As part of the permanent exhibition of the museum, you will find navigation tool, some maritim specimens, beautiful scale models of boats (including the 3 caravels of Columbus), some cannons, photographies and different documents.

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Maritim Museum of Seville inside. Photo by arjanveen @flickr

Due to its small dimensions, all the walls has been used for the exhibition, thus it is very nice the round walk you have to do in all the rooms to enjoy the museum and discover a bit moe of the history of the Guadalquivir river.

The Maritim Museum of Seville is opened from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2pm (it’s closed on Mondays). Ticket price: 2 euros.

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