The Legends Of The Tower Of Gold

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Today I come to tell you about the Legends Of The Tower of gold, and is that its name has given for many.

The Tower of gold is an albarrana tower, located on the Left Bank of the Guadalquivir river. It measures 36 metres and its Arabic name was Bury Al-dahab referring to its golden glow.

One of the most questioned questions is: why gold?

About this there are several legends or theories:

One of the theories is that the tower was covered with tiles that gave the sunlight to shine. But in 2005, it was proved that that Shine was due to a mixture of lime mortar and pressed straw.

Another legend is that Peter the Cruel kept treasures of gold and silver in it or even that he used the tower as a refuge to court the ladies with whom he fancied.

Although his official lover was always Dona Maria Padilla, with whom he had four children.

Was gold from the Americas stored here?

Given its proximity to the Tower of the Customs Dock during the conquest of America, it was called so because it kept the gold that came from America.

But in reality it was not so, it was kept in a room of the House of hiring and was processed by the Mint.

These are some of the Legends of the Tower of gold that count and know each other, and you know some more?

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