Torre del Oro
Seville, Spain

The dodecagonal Torre del Oro was built by the Alhmohad dynasty as a watchtower on the Guadalquivir. It was built under the orders of Abu-l-Ulà Idrís al-Mamun. It is widely believed that an additional 8 meters were added to the tower in the fourteenth century. The third level, including the circular portion, was added in 1760 by the engineer Sebastian Van der Borcht after the tower sustained damage in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

Location
Seville, Spain
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Events
1220/616 AH
Style Periods
Almohad
1130-1269
Variant Names
Torre del Oro
The Golden Tower
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Building Usages
tower
military
Keywords
towers
fortifications