Torre del Oro Naval Museum

Torre del Oro Naval Museum
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The Torre del Oro Naval Museum is a defensive tower dating from the 13th century, from which a thick chain extended to the far bank of the river, cutting off access to enemy ships.

The tower is 36 metres high and stands on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River. It has three sections, the first two of which are dodecagonal: the first of these was built by the Almohads, while the second was built by Pedro I, "the Cruel". The third section is cylindrical and topped with a dome. This dates from the 18th century. The tower defended the river entrance to the Barcas bridge and land access to the Arenal, home of industrial activity. The tower was linked to the Torre de la Plata through sections of wall known as “coracha”, which also stretched to Seville's Alcazar.

The Torre del Oro now houses a small but interesting naval museum. The museum has two floors of exhibits and a panoramic terrace. Prior to being converted into a museum, the monument was used as a chapel, a prison for noblemen, a gunpowder store, and the offices of the Port authorities and the Naval Command.

Along with the Giralda, it is one of the most representative symbols of Seville. It was designated a historic-artistic monument in 1931.

From 09-04-2024

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Monday

    09:30 - 18:30

Tuesday

    09:30 - 18:30

Wednesday

    09:30 - 18:30

Thursday

    09:30 - 18:30

Friday

    09:30 - 18:30

Saturday

    10:30 - 18:30

Sunday

    10:30 - 18:30

Public holidays

    Closed

Free. Voluntary contribution of €3

From Monday to Friday from 9:30 am. to 6:45 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am. to 6:45 pm. Holidays: Closed

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Torre del Oro Naval Museum
Paseo de Colón, s/n, 41004
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Services and infrastructure

  • Historic building
  • Shopping area

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Culture

Specialties

Other type of museum (Museum), Other Monuments or patrimonial Elements (Monuments)

Duration

30 minutos

Open to visitors

Yes