The Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) in Seville is one of the best-known architectural monuments of the city. It is located on the Paseo Colón, very close to the Real Maestranza bullfighting arena and other points of cultural interest in the city.
The Paseo Colón in Seville is a street that follows the banks of the Guadalquivir River and goes from the Torre del Oro to the famous Puente de Triana. In it you can visit many points of tourist interest, so parking in the area is difficult, unless you choose to park in one of the parking garages that Parclick proposes. Through the Parclick online application you can book a parking lot near this monument to enjoy your visit to Seville peacefully and without pressure.
The Torre del Oro is a defence tower located on the left bank of the Sevillian River Guadalquivir. Its height is 36 metres and belongs to the Ministry of Defence of Spain. Inside it houses the Naval Museum of Seville.
It had always been thought that the golden glow that the tower projects in the river was due to a series of specific tiles, but during the remodelling that took place in 2005, it was proven that it is really due to a mixture of pressed straw and lime mortar.
The Torre del Oro has a total of three bodies, which have been built in different periods of Sevillian history. The main body (the lower one) is a dodecahedron that was built in 1221 by order of the Almohad governer of Seville, Abù-I-Ulà. The following body is also dodecagonal and it was ordered to be built, in the 14th century, by Peter of Castile. The last body (the tallest) was the work of military engineer Sebastian Van Der Borcht and dates from 1760. This is a cylindrical body finished in a dome.
The Torre del Oro was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931. If you are going to visit Seville, you can not miss this symbolic monument. To do this, you can book parking with Parclick through the web application.