Visit to the Castle of Las Aguzaderas

 

This curious castle, which appears to have been built by the Moors, isn’t located on the top of a hill or in a location that is easy to defend. Rather, it sits in a riverbed, a fact that makes it all the more interesting.

It appears that its mission was to defend a spring that flowed into the middle of the land on which the castle was built, and which was the water source for the fountain of Las Aguzaderas. This area was an intense war zone between the Moors and the Christians during hundreds of years and that made water a precious resource.

There is evidence that this castle was already here in the 14th century, and it is also known that there were modifications made to it in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The castle belongs to the municipal district of El Coronil, in Seville. It is found close to the road from Utrera to Ronda, near the exit toward El Coronil. Today, wheat and sunflower fields surround it, and there are four or five houses in its vicinity.  

It is, without a doubt, one of those castles that is well worth visiting.  There aren’t any great stories behind it or any heroic deeds of which to speak, but there is an awesome silence that follows you up the Homage Tower’s staircase and a beautiful view of the Seville countryside from the top. 

 

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