Seville 04

Seville Episode 04 The Golden Age

Sailing from Seville to discover the New World

1492, the year Columbus sailed the ocean blue, marked the beginning of the golden age for Seville, which had the monopoly on trade between Spain and the New World and became Europe’s 16th century boomtown. The episode re-tells the story, then highlights 3 places to visit in today’s Seville which have much to tell you about the city’s role in the discovery of new lands and about the sailors who first sailed right around the globe: the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower), Admiral’s Quarters and the Archivo de Indias, former trade centre and now a museum and archive centre.