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Medieval Castle

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On a 300 m. high hill in the very centre of the town, stand the ruins of a medieval castle, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.

They are the oldest architectural remains in Morón de la Frontera. The elements that are preserved are from the Middle Ages. It was later transformed by the Dukes of Osuna into a palace fortress (15th and 16th centuries).
The most outstanding feature of the whole ensemble is the Keep, or Torre Gorda (Fat Tower) as it is popularly known, which has its origin in the renovations carried out throughout the premises by the Order of Alcantara, which included the construction of a first tower, which was altered in 1528.

For centuries, the castle of Morón de la Frontera dominated a vast frontier area between the surrounding countryside and the Sierra Sur of Seville. This advantageous position has allowed the almost uninterrupted occupation of the site from the 7th century B.C. until the 20th century, resulting in its current appearance.

It is located in the highest area of the town and is an open-air site.

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