Seville’s other tower

It is a watchtower located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river, in the city of Seville, next to the bullring of the Real Maestranza. It is 36 metres tall. It closed the passage to the Arenal with a section of wall that united it with the Torre de la Plata, which formed part of the walls of Seville that defended the Alcazar. It is a tower formed by three sections. The first dodecagonal section was constructed between 1220 and 1221 by order of the almohade governor of Seville, Abù l-Ulà.

The second section, also dodecagonal, was constructed by Pedro I, the Cruel, in the 14th century. The upper cylindrical section completed the tower, being built in 1760 by the military engineer Sebastián Van der Borcht. It was declared an historical-artistic monument in 1931.

A defensive tower that protected the city from invasions by the Guadalquivir river.


Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9:30 - 18:45. Saturday and Sunday: 10:30-18:45. Holidays: closed.


Price: 3€; 1.50€ students, children 6-14, > 65-retirees, groups. Free < 6 years old and the disabled. Free: Mondays. Audio guide: 2€


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Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, s/n. Sevilla