Seville has an infinity of corners that many people do not know. Every corner of Seville will surprise you. In one of these corners, we can find this Torre de la Plata, which can be visited from outside. With this tower you will be amazed because on its site there are Almohad remains and other styles of art.
If you are an art lover, do not hesitate to go to Seville and discover all its corners, where you will always find something surprising. In Seville you will not get bored because you can make thousands of plans such as a free tour of the most emblematic sites of the city or walk around every corner.
This tower is octagonal in shape and was built in the 12th century. The Torre de la Plata was built by the Almohads and is in Santander Street.
This tower was part of the city walls and together with the famous Torre del Oro. When Ferdinand III invaded the city, this tower was called Torre de la Victoria, although popularly and today it is preserved and is known by the name of Torre de la Plata.
In the year 1868 this tower was completely isolated from the Torre del Oro, so this caused it to begin its decline and abandonment. In addition, this tower is surrounded by buildings that did not allow its view from the street. Around it also grew the Corral de las Herrerías, which was a space to build a series of houses that housed a population of low purchasing power. Its labor activity was associated with nearby industries, such as coal and iron.
Until 1992, this tower was also a shelter for the homeless, which is also the date on which it was restored for the Universal Exposition, demolishing the Torre del Oro Garage. This was replaced by an open-air parking lot that today allows a close view of the tower.
We will be able to visit this tower when a project of the city council involves the recovery of this historic tower as a visitable space. All the offices that occupy this area were moved to another area.
In addition, they also want to create a new heritage and cultural axis in which will be composed of Atarazanas, the Torre de la Plata, the Hospital de la Caridad and the Torre del Oro. In this way, it will be possible to offer both locals and strangers, an itinerary with important jewels of the Islamic, Alphonsian and Baroque period.
To visit it now, you can visit it every day of the year, since its visit is only the exterior of the tower. Therefore, it can be visited 365 days a year 24 hours a day. In addition, the old Corral de las Herrerías will be an open and visitable place for the citizens.
This tower is in Santander Street. In order to get to this tower, we can access in our own private car. From Sevilla-Santa Justa Station we are only 13 minutes away. We must take Pablo Iglesias Avenue, Juan Antonio Cavestany Street and Jose Maria Moreno Galvan Street and go towards Menendez Pelayo Avenue. After following this avenue, we will take Avenida de Maria Luisa and Paseo de las Delicias towards Calle Dos de Mayo. Then, you must drive for one minute to Calle Temprado.
If we want to access by bus from Sevilla-Santa Justa Station, we must walk for 4 minutes to José Laguillo. From this point we must take Line 21 in which until we reach our destination, we will go through 6 stops, which will be about 15 minutes. Then you must get off at the stop “Paseo de las Delicias” and once there, walk for 3 minutes until you reach the Torre de la Plata.
Another way to get there is to walk from Juan Antonio Cavestany Street, which is only a 30-minute walk from the station.
One of the curiosities of this tower is that it was hidden by the construction of a series of houses according to the project of the Italian architect. Later, it was partially restored. At present, it is in a terrible state as the surrounding vegetation floods large parts of the space.
In the future, a new axis will be created in which they want to give it a patrimonial and cultural value. This axis would be formed by the Atarazanas, the Torre de la Plata, the Hospital de la Caridad and the impressive Torre del Oro. With that, they want to offer an itinerary in which is formed by important jewels of the Islamic, Alfonsí and Baroque period.
In the future they also want to put the Torre de la Plata as a visible space and move the municipal offices that currently occupy this area to another location.
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