Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro, Seville’s other tower. It is a watchtower located on the bank of the Guadalquivir river right next to the famous bullring of the Real Maestranza. It stands at 36 metres of height. It is formed by three sections.
The first section has a decagonal shape and was built in 1220 by order of the almohade governor of Seville, Abù l-Ulà. The second section, also decagonal, was constructed by Pedro I, the Cruel, in the 14th century. The upper cylindrical section completes the tower, being built in 1760 by the military engineer Sebastián Van der Borcht.
Torre del Oro was declared an historical-artistic monument in 1931.