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El Gandúl Complex

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The El Gandúl complex is located on the outskirts of the city and is considered to be one of the most interesting elements of the city's historical heritage, together with the Castle and the fortified site. The complex comprises the following elements: the Marchenilla Castle, the Gandúl Palace and the Necropolis.

The Marchenilla Castle. Declared Asset of Cultural Interest BIC in 1931, this is a work from the 14th century. Remains of Roman constructions have been found here, which indicates the existence of settlement centuries before.  Currently the Castle is made up of architectural achievements from various periods. The Tower of Homage constitutes an interesting monument in itself. It is privately owned and currently used as a summer residence. It is one of the best-preserved castles in the province.

El Gandúl Palace belongs to the marquisate of the same name. It is also privately owned and currently used as a summer residence.

The Necropolis is a classic example of a settlement and megalithic tombs, characteristic of the Copper Age. This megalithic site is a National Monument.  It was also declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1985.
 

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Se recomienda contactar con el Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Guadaira, pues es una zona alejada en medio del campo.

Castillo de Marchenilla (propiedad privada) Carretera Alcalá - Morón, km 1, 41500. Sábado de 10:00 a 14:00.  

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