Toros vista pájaro

Seville, beautiful and diverse

Since the Muslim period, the defence of Al-Andalus became a primary objective and that is the reason why castles were built in fortifications located in strategic places. Most of them are over six centuries old, witnesses of the Middle Ages, built by the Arab population to defend themselves from the Christians fighting for the Reconquest.

Since the Muslim period, the defence of Al-Andalus became a primary objective and that is the reason why castles were built in fortifications located in strategic places. Most of them are over six centuries old, witnesses of the Middle Ages, built by the Arab population to defend themselves from the Christians fighting for the Reconquest.

Since the Muslim period, the defence of Al-Andalus became a primary objective and that is the reason why castles were built in fortifications located in strategic places. Most of them are over six centuries old, witnesses of the Middle Ages, built by the Arab population to defend themselves from the Christians fighting for the Reconquest.

Since the Muslim period, the defence of Al-Andalus became a primary objective and that is the reason why castles were built in fortifications located in strategic places. Most of them are over six centuries old, witnesses of the Middle Ages, built by the Arab population to defend themselves from the Christians fighting for the Reconquest.

This Tower was built by Juan de Guzmán y Torres, the first lord of La Algaba, as a defensive and residential structure, in the style of the fortresses built at that time. It was likely finished in 1446. The date on the marble slab with the coat of arms of the Guzmanes at the entrance appears to confirm this.

This tower, the only one in good condition in this municipality, dates to the times of the conquest of Seville by Saint Ferdinand. It is an eloquent testimony to the Christian settlers’ capacity to follow the organisational structure that existed in the recently annexed territory. 

Almohad watchtower integrated into Seville’s defences. It was built on the tell of the Iberian-Roman city of Orippo. Its foundations are made with ashlars taken from Roman ruins.