Torre del Oro: Plan and elevation of the Moorish section

Plan and elevation of the Moorish section of the Torre del Oro

Plan and elevation of the Moorish section of the Torre del Oro

Plan and elevation of the Moorish section of the Torre del Oro
The diagram shown in the image is on display at the Maritime Museum housed in the Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain.

The Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold), an iconic landmark of Seville, is a tower with three levels, each constructed in different periods.

The diagram shows the top and front view of the lower level, which is a dodecagonal-shaped watchtower built by the Almohads in 1221 – 1222 to protect Seville from Christian attacks. The tower is dodecagonal-shaped (12-sided polygon) with the hexagonal core consisting of a spiraling staircase. As you can see, each side has several vertically aligned embrasures built to enable 360-degree views.

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