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“Interesting diversion off highway”

Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We saw this just off the highway East of Seville. Only a sign identifying it at the side of the highway was present - no "plaque or information. The gate is open, with no attendant. Our grandchildren loved it because you can climb all around, with no restrictions. There are also almost no guard rails. Only the bare bones remain (although they are intact and stable) so that there is no sense of being overly reconstructed. We really enjoyed it as a short diversion.

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We went there on weekend, because we were near. We were following location from tripadvisor, but it was wrong. I asked a local how to get there:
From that point you have to take a road down and then to the right under the bridge, take left and right again, about 2-3km from nearest town.

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Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

It was not a castle that we imagined (based on hollywood movies) but more like a fortress. The guide told us that it was built to defend a water source and hence its location at a low terrain (as oppose to the standard ones). Found the narrow windows interesting. Not for viewing the landscape but for achers to shoot and not get shot. Climbed to watch tower that apparently was built to check if other castles were sending messages (by liting fire).

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Reviewed June 16, 2015

A very imposing castle and from a distance, almost looks like a childs drawing of how a castle should be! We approached the castle through fields of sunflowers and it was so beautiful. Its set in a very quiet rural area, with plenty of free car parking and places to picnic. Admission is free too. Great views from the top, but the steps are uneven and the handrails don't feel safe, so take care. I have to say I didn't enjoy the walk to the top and the walk down was even worse!!!
We also had a stroll around the sleepy town of El Coronil - just few shops and bars, but it was very pleasant.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil

On Sat, Mar 1, we were in Utrera, in the Sevilla Province of Spain, about 40 Km southeast of Sevilla. We were staying with

a friend there who works at Moron Air Base nearby. Our friend took us to lunch in Montellano on the A-375 highway.
as we passed El Coronil on the left, we noticed a well preserved castle on the left, inexplicably on flat land, about 300 meters off the highway. On the return, we stopped at the Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil. It turns out to be a Moorish castle built on flat land to control a spring there which is the source of the Aguzaderas river. The castle has a signboard in English and Spanish describing it, is always open to the public, and free. Adjacent are some houses participating in "Casa Rural" homestays. The walls are very well preserved, but none of the old buildings inside the walls have survived. You can walk around the courtyard, climb the stairs and walk the top of the walls. Most challenging is the climb to the top of the Keep, the large tower above the rest of the castle. This castle is well preserved, as most castles have been ruined, with stones removed. The castle can only be reached by car or bicycle. Too far from El Coronil, unless you are a serious hiker. There are no facilities so you have to bring your own food and water.

More info is available at http://www.andaluciarustica.com/castillo_de_las_aguzaderas_e.htm.

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