The Setefilla Castle is located on the outskirts of the town of Lora del Río. The name has its origin in a medieval place name that 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.

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Founded: 888-921 AD
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JOSE ANTONIO (18 months ago)
Lugar histórico interesante pero no visitable por peligro de derrumbe, necesita restauración
Manuel Belloso Reyes (19 months ago)
Vistas maravillosas
Francisco Antonio Martin (22 months ago)
Tranquilo para ver amaneceres con gran vista a la campiña aunque hay carteles que anuncian prohibido el paso por peligro de derrumbes....
Jose Antonio Hierro (2 years ago)
Muy bonito pero abandonado y nada cuidado
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Muy degradado, pero con unas vistas preciosas
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