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Castles in Sevilla

Setefilla Castle

Castles in Sevilla

Setefilla Castle

The Setefilla Castle is located on the outskirts of the Sevillian town of Lora del Río, next to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Setefilla and a few minutes from the José Torán Reservoir.

The name has its origin in a medieval place name taht should refer to the Muslim fortress located on the table of the same name.

In the Middle Ages, Setefilla was an important enclave related tot eh Muslim conquest, the reconquest and the subsequent repopulation of the area and appears several times cited in the texts of historians of the time.

Of Arab origin, the Setefilla Castle seems to be based on an ancient Roman fort that in turn took advantage of a previous Iberian enclosure. It was built over the years 888-912 by the Banu Layt, the Berber tribe that controlled the region. They fortified the castro with the name of “Chadfilah” or “Chant Fila”.

The construction is polygonal and adapts to the surface of the hill where it sits. It has an area of approximately 4000 m2.

Setefilla Castle

Setefilla Castle

Setefilla Castle


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