Now a naval museum, this 12-sided 13th century construct was once a military watchtower. It was important in controlling accesss to the city’s ports by raising strategic chains across the water. The view from the top is always worth a climb and there are some pretty god replicas of ancient ships inside, as well as some ancient scuba divng gear. The name is a bit misleading though. There never was any substantial amount of gold here.
- Entry is free on Tuesdays.
- You’ll have to ask for the audio guide.
- General price: 3 EURO
- Students, children (6 -14), seniors above 65; groups: 1.5 EURO
- Free admission: Children under 6 years and disabled people.
- Free admission on Monday.
- Nearby subway station: Puerta de Jerez
- Nearby tram station: Puerta de Jerez
- Nearby bus station: Paseo Colon (Teatro Maestranza)
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81.46% of people who visit Seville include Torre Del Oro in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
37.72% of people start their Torre Del Oro visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Torre Del Oro
67.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Torre Del Oro
It's a perfectly fine tower to visit for free, but the small museum wasn't something I would pay for. It's mostly important men and their impressive ships. I'd recommend visiting on monday, as it was free for us on this day. Do enjoy the view on top, but try to keep it short as it gets crowded quite easily at the very top of the stairs and then it gets harder to go up or down.
The best day to visit is a Monday when admittance is free. The tower dates from the early 13th century when it was part of the walled defences and interestingly just like in Game of Thrones a chain stretched from the tower to a similar tower on the opposite river bank to stop ships sailing up the river. There is a shop/museum on the ground floor and then another museum on the first floor with lots of exhibits concerning Spanish naval power and naval history in general with maps and antiques. However, the best feature of the tower is the amazing views that it gives of the river and the cathedral.
Nice view from tower (especially to the cathedral), obstructed by tower's construction however. A small exhibit of Spain's naval history with pictures and ship models, but nothing really enlightening or memorable. Still just ok for the 3 EUR admission fee ( Monday free). This is also the place to go if you want to do a city tour by bus or ship. Buses to the airport from Paseo Colon nearby.
Good Place... You can see city and river view... cannot click picture of sunset without selfie stick or good DSLR camera... Nice place to visit. Visit on Monday is free for all visitor.
For historic ships enthusiasts this is a good site especially that it's cheap to enter, but don't expect much to see in the small museum. There are nice small paintings of ships and beautiful models that are impressive to see. Some large copies of old maps that are great to see also. The view from the top is not impressive but it's nice to see as a bonus, you pay 3 € to see the historic site, and you get to climb up to the top of the tower.