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Walls of Seville

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The Walls of Seville (Spanish: Murallas de Sevilla) are walls located in Sevilla, Spain. The walls of Seville were a military peremeter surrounding the old town of Seville from the Roman period with continuous remodeling, resulting from the vicissitudes experienced throughout the history of the city during its Roman, Visigoth, Islamic periods, and finally Castilian. It survived until the nineteenth century then were partially demolished after the revolution of 1868. Most of the walls today are mainly conserved in the neighborhood of the Macarena and the surroundings of the Alcazar of Seville. There were up to eighteen gates and accesses, of which only four remain: the gate of the Macarena, the Córdoba Gate, the Gate of Oil, and the Alcazar. Conserved wall currently maintain a clear aspect the Almohad influence, mixed with classicist style who provided the restoration of existing doors in the eighteenth century. They were declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1908.


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