Seville's cityscape - the beautiful Guaragevi River; bullfight sculptures; the famous "Golden Tower; street naps; trams; court carriages. Columbus, a famous navigator, set sail on the Guaragevi River in Seville, Spain's fourth largest city, when he discovered the Americas. Spanish ranks third among the world's users, reflecting the glory and dreams of its navigational age.
The Golden Tower of Seville, Spain, was built in 1220, the Muwahid Dynasty. The Golden Tower reflects a strong Arab architectural style, consisting of 12 brick towers with equal sides. Each Brick Tower represents an orientation. The building is called the Golden Pagoda because it was surrounded by a layer of gold powder, shining like gold, so it was named the Golden Pagoda. With the passage of time, the gold powder of the tower body has gradually fallen off, but the top of the tower is still golden. In the evening sunset and light, the golden tower still appears golden, shining as before.
When we arrived in Seville, we first saw a tall tower on the Bank of Guadalkivi River, the Golden Tower. The Golden Tower is a 12th-13th century building. It is Arabic-style, 12-sided. The Guadalkivi River is Spain's largest inland river. Seville is also the most important inland port city. The treasures brought back by Columbus conquering the world were unloaded here and transported back from South America. It was also transported from here to Europe, where it was in charge of the East India Company, the most important trading company in Spain's trade with Asia. Later, due to the siltation of the river, the port was changed to the port of Alkhsilas in the south of Spain, and the economy of Sevilla was declining gradually. It was not until the Ibero-American Expo was held in 1929 that the economy of Sevilla was revitalized. The Golden Tower was the witness of that glorious period. The name of the Golden Tower is that it was covered with gold powder and that it was the landmark of the unloading place of gold and silver. I feel that the latter is probably more reliable.
The Golden Tower of Seville is situated on the seashore. Its name is not only because it shines golden in the evening or sunset, but also because it is more famous for a story. After Columbus discovered the New World, it was an important task for the Columbus fleet to grab gold, so that every time the fleet returned to the port of Seville, it would deposit a large amount of gold in the tower. In order to prove this legendary story, we should also explore it.
Walk along the Guadalkieville River and you'll see the Golden Tower. The Golden Tower is not well known, but it is a monument to Seville's glorious navigational history. The Golden Tower is a twelve-sided military watchtower built in the 13th century by the Muwashid Dynasty to control the waterway from the Guadalchiville River to Seville and to provide security for precious metals brought back regularly by Spanish treasure fleets from the Americas. The Golden Tower is divided into three levels. The top level is circular and was built in 1760. A large chain is pulled out of the water at the bottom of the Golden Tower to block the river. Another location on the other side has been dismantled or disappeared, possibly destroyed by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In 1248, during the recovery movement, the city defended the Castilla fleet with chains. Today, the Golden Tower has been restored as a Naval Museum, containing prints, letters, models, tools and historical archives. The Museum outlines Seville's naval history and the importance of the river. We didn't climb the top, just the appearance, I heard that the evening was more beautiful.
It is said that in the heyday of Seville, there was a chain under the Golden Tower, which led to the other side of the Guadakieville River. Once something happened, the chain could be pulled up to block the Guadakieville River. Now the past goes with the wind, only the orange tree accompanies around the silent Golden Tower. Climbing to the top of the tower, you can see the magnificent cathedral in the distance, and several exhibition halls inside are equipped with navigational ships and weapons. It's not as busy as around the cathedral, but it's a window into Seville's golden age.
Another landmark in Seville, a military watchtower, is also a testimony of Seville's glorious navigational history. It used to be the destination of ships returning from America loaded with gold and silver, as well as the attraction of power games. Then walk through the University of Seville and take a stroll through the streets of Seville in the sunset.
Today's Golden Tower is barely yellow only under night lights or daylight sunshine. It has nothing to do with gold. It's a small navigational museum with a typical European style and no deception on the part of children, but there's always something about the attractions that you charge for, which won't cost you any money. Although the tickets are not expensive, many tourists stop at the bottom of the tower and take a picture of the tour. The Golden Tower, though plain, also gives visitors a different Seville. Apart from the flattened eggs road with toes, the yellow-white courtyard and the cinnamon-scented Angria, the beauty of Seville can not be separated from the Guadalquivir River.