Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sevilla – Torre del Oro

Sevilla – Torre del Oro © Robert Bovington

The Torre del Oro is a 13th-century Moorish watchtower. There are varying opinions as to how it this dodecahedral tower got its name. Some say that the tower was originally adorned with gold leaf; others say that it was used as a warehouse to store gold from the New World expeditions. Perhaps a simpler explanation is that it is golden in colour!

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