The Golden Tower - La Torre del Oro
Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, s/n
The Golden Tower, or Torre del Oro, stands as a silent witness to historical happenings in Seville, the Triana quarter and the River Guadalquivir. Built in the 13th century as part of the Almohad defence system, this flanking tower is comprised of a main stage, which is dodecagonal in shape, an intermediate hexagonal stage,
and a circular top stage, which was added in the 18th century. Today, the tower houses the Naval Museum, which contains important graphic and written exhibits relating to the city's nautical history.