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.
When planning their cathedral, the rulers of Seville had clear ideas and, according to tradition, they stated:
Let us make such a church that in the future they will consider us crazy.
In fact, with 115 m length and 76 m width, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See ( Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. In terms of size it is the third largest church on earth after St. Peter’s in the Vatican and St. Paul’s in London. In 1987 it was registered, together with the Real Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies, by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Plaza de España is an architectural complex located in the Parque Maria Luisa of Seville. It was the principal building of the Ibero-American Exposition that took place in Seville in 1929. The building is semicircular in shape and represents the embrace of Spain to its ancient colonies and looks towards the Guadalquivir river that symbolizes the road to follow to America.