Marchena’s Morón Gate was one of the gateways to the old walled city in medieval times.
Commonly known as “Los Cuatro Cantillos”, this gate had a military purpose and was usually closed. Access to the town was through a pointed horseshoe arch framed by an elaborately carved stone alfiz, which looks somewhat different from the original one.
This is an old religious building which, given its construction characteristics, can be dated to the late 15th century.
However, its original style is half hidden due to the alterations it underwent during the 18th century, and also due to the changes made at the end of the 1970s.
This narrow alleyway is 3 metres wide and 20 metres long, if the section under the arch is not included, in which case it would be 25 m. This alleyway is of particular interest as a unique space within the urban fabric. It provides access to Plaza Cardenal Espínola and is one of the most charming and historical spots within the urban core.
The building has a single nave with no roof. The main chapel has a trapezoidal, eight-sided cross vault. There is a pointed triumphal arch and, on the Gospel side of the ante-chancel, a semicircular arch with a richly decorated archivolt. There is also an opening with a segmental arch.
On the site now occupied by the parish church, the former Muslim fortress of the Almohad period was built, the only remaining feature of which is a small piece of wall, located next to the sanctuary of the church, which has a pointed horseshoe arch framed by an alfiz.
This unique altar, built on a canvas from the old city, is one of the city's most historically interesting and charming spots.
Located in Seville, the Arco del Postigo del Aceite (Arch of the Gate of the Oil) is the only one of the three existing gates in the old Arab wall. Its origin dates back to 1107, in the time of Ben Yusuf, although it was greatly reformed in the 16th century by Benvenuto Tortello. The wall ran through what is now the Plaza del Cabildo, which still has a small section of the wall.