Alcalá de Guadaíra

Seville, beautiful and diverse

This chapel is located in what is now a central street of our town, which was formerly known as Calle de San Benito.

The place known today as Cortijo Torre de la Reina was once the rearguard settlement of one of the camps of King Fernando III el Santo during the conquest of Seville. In the late 13th and early 14th centuries it was owned by Queen María de Molina, which is why the building is called Torre de la Reina (Queen's Tower).

Given its privileged location, overlooking the vast territories of the North that shape the La Campiña, there is evidence of human settlements since very early times. The Castle started as an Ibero-Turdetan defensive bastion in the 5th century BC. When the Carthaginians arrived 200 years later, it became a watchtower.

Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1985.

The Sevillian town of Aznalcóllar is home to the Zawiya, an Islamic, religious monument unique in Andalusia. These buildings, commonly found in the Maghreb and West Africa, were used as Islamic schools or monasteries.