Aguzaderas Castle

El Coronil, Spain

The Castle of Las Aguzaderas is located just outside the town of El Coronil. This curious castle, which appears to have been built by the Moors, was probably erected to defend a spring which was the water source for the fountain of Las Aguzaderas. This area was an intense war zone between the Moors and the Christians during hundreds of years and that made water a precious resource.

There is evidence that this castle was already here in the 14th century, and it is also known that there were modifications made to it in the 15th and 16th centuries.




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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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David McChang (13 months ago)
British Health and Safety would have a heart attack here ! Excellent that Spain is far more pragmatic about things like this. Which meant we were free to wander all over it even climb up narrow stairs etc. Great !
Bengt Ericsson (13 months ago)
Don't miss visiting this castle if you are traveling between Ronda and Seville
ian henden (16 months ago)
Lovely little castle built by the Moors to protect just a water supply. When we visited it had three pairs of nesting falcons with 2 chicks each about to fledge,a great sight. The parking is rough ground just in front of the main walls.
Douglas McClure (18 months ago)
Interesting ruins of a small ancient castle. You can climb up and walk around the top of the castle walls as well as the upper floor of the tower. Although the handrailings for ascending the stairs are strong and reliable, once you're on top you need to be careful, since there are no protective railings. A weathered but legible plaque tells the place's history in Spanish and English.
D S (20 months ago)
Well worth a stop. Great restored castle open to explore easy to find
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