Romerías

Seville enchants

Pre-Roman cyclopean construction. The origin and role of El Higuerón are not entirely clear. Concerning its origin, it is very likely that it was built during the Iberian-Turdetan period. It can be dated between the 5th and 2nd centuries BC.

This 13th-century watchtower was built in times of the Reconquest during the late medieval period. From here, one can see the typical landscape of pastures and scrubland that surround the town, as well as the River Guadiamar, its banks and part of the vast municipal district. The town and the watchtower are likely of Arab origin.

In the Sevillian town of Las Navas de la Concepción you can visit El Lagar, which is a superb example of industrial architecture. El Lagar is an old 16th century oil, wine and grain mill which preserves its cellars with their large buried vats, as well as a large wooden beam, the oldest building of its kind, with a beautiful entrance built by the monks.

This is a monument of great interest although unfortunately only the outer walls remain, including a doorway that, according to tradition, belonged to the now defunct monastery of San Francisco and which has a simple Renaissance design attributed to Hernán Ruiz II himself, who was involved in the design of the parish church tower.

Listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1985, the remains of Bollo Tower sit atop a 159-metre hill in a flat area. It commands a great view of the surroundings, including the Águila Tower to the northwest, and Lopera Tower to the southeast.

The Águila Tower, listed under the Generic Declaration of the Decree of 22 April 1949, and the Law 16/1985 on Spanish Historical Heritage, is located atop a hill and oriented to the cardinal points. Its gate is on the west façade.

The Troya Tower is located atop a hill east of El Palmar de Troya. It has unobstructed views of Palmar de Troya to the west; Salado Stream and the hill on which Ventosilla Tower is situated to the north, and the Águila Tower to the east.