The Moron de la Frontera Castle is located on an elevated hill in the town of Morón de la Frontera, from where the countryside and the southern Sierra Sevillana can be seen.

There also existed Tartessos and Roman settlements, but it was the Arabs who in 711 began to reinforce the remains of the existing Roman and Visigoth walls. In the 10th century when Morón, after the dismemberment of the Caliphate of Córdoba, is converted in the Kingdom of Taifa, and the castle reachs its major prominence. It was then reconquered by King Fernando III “The Saint”. From the middle of the 16th century the castle was inhabited as a habitual residence in turn by the Counts of Ureña, The Dukes of Osuna, etc.

During the XVII and XVIII centuries the castle was practically abandoned, followed by a period of ransacking and destruction ending in 1810.



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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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D’ la Vega (13 months ago)
Good view
Thomas Doherty (2 years ago)
Desolate castle. Some interpretive texts on site but not much
Christopher Simmons (2 years ago)
Stunning view of the town and surrounding countryside. You can't enter the castle as it is in poor condition but still worth the hike up there.
danny nichols (3 years ago)
Beautiful spot for a sunset and to look out over the town. You can't go inside but it's a good experience to have if you go through moron
Kimball Borg (5 years ago)
This place is very interesting from an historical point of view, but has not been restored in any way. A little difficult to get to, but I loved loved it.
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