It is well known that one of my favorite subjects to photograph are the monuments and urban architecture of historic cities, and that I am well surrounded by very culturally rich places. Just 27 kilometers away by road, I come across the beautiful streets of the town of Morón de la Frontera, with 27,844 inhabitants.
According to the official version given by historians, included in the official site of the municipal council, the name of the city of Morón de la Frontera, in the province of Seville (Andalusia, south of Spain) comes from the Hispano-Roman empire when they called it in Latin “Maurorum” which means “of the Moors“. During the Muslim era that name derived to “Mauror” and after the Christian reconquest it was renamed “Morón”. “De la Frontera” refers to the fact that it bordered the kingdom of Granada.
My goal for this day is in the highest part of the city, where we find the church of San Miguel and the ruins of the old Arab castle accompanied by panoramic views of the entire region, worth seeing.
The church of San Miguel Arcángel (Saint Michael Archangel) was built after the collapse in 1503 of a previous medieval temple, which in turn replaced a mosque, of which the minaret is the current bell tower of the church. This church is also known as the Little Cathedral of the Sierra Sur.
The old castle, of Arab origin, stands majestically on top of the hill. Built around the 11th and 12th centuries, only remains the ruins of a few towers.