Walls of Seville

Seville, Spain

The Walls of Seville are a series of defensive walls surrounding the Old Town. They were built in times of Julius Caesar, approximately between the years 68 and 65 BC, when he was quaestor of the city. This new fortification was aimed at replacing the old Carthaginian stockade of logs and mud. The walls were expanded and refined during the rule of his son Augustus due to the growth of the city.

The city has been surrounded by walls since then and they were maintained and modified throughout the subsequent Visigoth, Islamic and finally Castilian periods. The walls remained intact until the 19th century, when they were partially demolished after the revolution of 1868. Some parts of the walls still exist, especially around the Alcázar of Seville and some curtain walls in the barrio de la Macarena.

The walls originally had eighteen gates or points of access, four of which survive today: Puerta de la Macarena, Puerta de Córdoba, Postigo del Aceite and Postigo del Alcázar. The extant parts of the walls maintain an Almohad appearance, mixed with Classicist air resulting from restorations carried out in the 18th century.

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Founded: 68-65 BCE
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Youness DelaVega (10 months ago)
Moorish legacy in all its glory! These walls are reminiscent of imperial Moroccan cities such as Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Rabat and more! Same style and materials but different time periods.
Will G (11 months ago)
A nice walk around and near this wall, well kept and pleasant atmosphere.
Derek Cavell (13 months ago)
takes 10 minutes 2 walk round them...cannot ger into any of the towers...a bit of the rough end of the old town.
Stephanie Knopsnyder (15 months ago)
Very cool to see the last remaining part of the Seville wall. Glad we checked it out!
Charene Robinson (2 years ago)
We were told about these walls from our air bnb host. We were glad we saw them. Very cool. We just don’t have historical places like this in the US. Now that we know what the walls look like, we saw them in several places around the city. They are very interesting and easy to view. We walked all around then and it’s amazing how you can feel the history when you stand next to something so old.
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