The Golden Tower
(Torre del Oro) of Seville was built in the early 13th century by the Almohades. The building was of military purpose and was located outside the walled defences. It was used to control the entrance of Seville's harbour by means of an iron chain, which spanned to the other shore of the river.
Most of Seville's museums are located in historical buildings that you want to look at almost as much as their exhibits, from the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Carthusian Monastery, to the Museum of Art and Popular Customs in the Mudejar Pavilion and the Naval Museum in the Golden Tower. The Seville Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important galleries in Spain, while the Bullfighting Museum manages to communicate all the spectacle of the occasion it celebrates.
The city boasts numerous pubs, restaurants and sidewalk cafés where you can enjoy a good time, good wine and delicious Andalusian dishes in equal measure. In Seville City Centre, you will find the best of Spanish and international shops, as well as small street markets with charming regional products.