Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil
On Sat, Mar 1, we were in Utrera, in the Sevilla Province of Spain, about 40 Km southeast of Sevilla. We were staying with
a friend there who works at Moron Air Base nearby. Our friend took us to lunch in Montellano on the A-375 highway.
as we passed El Coronil on the left, we noticed a well preserved castle on the left, inexplicably on flat land, about 300 meters off the highway. On the return, we stopped at the Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil. It turns out to be a Moorish castle built on flat land to control a spring there which is the source of the Aguzaderas river. The castle has a signboard in English and Spanish describing it, is always open to the public, and free. Adjacent are some houses participating in "Casa Rural" homestays. The walls are very well preserved, but none of the old buildings inside the walls have survived. You can walk around the courtyard, climb the stairs and walk the top of the walls. Most challenging is the climb to the top of the Keep, the large tower above the rest of the castle. This castle is well preserved, as most castles have been ruined, with stones removed. The castle can only be reached by car or bicycle. Too far from El Coronil, unless you are a serious hiker. There are no facilities so you have to bring your own food and water.
More info is available at http://www.andaluciarustica.com/castillo_de_las_aguzaderas_e.htm.
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