Another one of the city’s icons, this defensive tower from the 13 century built by the Almohads, which was part of the old wall which surrounded the city. It is 36 meters tall, and you can find it next to the Maestranza bullring, on the left side of the Guadalquivir which crosses the city. This is therefore why the San Telmo bridge is the perfect place to enjoy this tower from, and from which you can get great views of the city in general.
Even though in the past it was used as a prison, you can now visit it and go up to the top. In fact, inside you can find the Seville Naval Museum. We decided to enter it to discover the inside, and enjoy the panoramic view. The price to enter is 3 euros.
Another way to enjoy the views of this tower and of the river Guadalquivir in particular, is to go for a boat ride along the river. There are lots of different trips of different companies who offer you different options and price points. We considered it, but the price seemed quite high for just a few hours so we decided to give it a miss. Definitely take a look if you have the time!