The island of Ortigia is the historic center of the city of Siracusa, Sicily. I think it can be considered a true open-air museum with monuments that tell the story of the Mediterranean of the last three millennia (see my last post). But it is when it gets dark and the lights come on that Ortigia Island reveals even more its special charm.
Torre del Oro (English: Tower of Gold) is a watchtower built in 1221 to guard the Guadalquivir river in Seville. Probably its name refers to his golden glow reflected on the river. Today it houses the Naval Museum of the city.
The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish: Los Reales Alcázares) is among the most beautiful buildings I have seen so far. It is still the residence of the Spanish royal family when they visit Seville. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site, next to the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, in 1987.