The Macarena walls are the fragment of walls that has been preserved in the northern end of the historic center of Seville, between the Puerta de Córdoba and Puerta de la Macarena. They are about half a kilometer long, making up the largest and best-preserved fragment of the wall that we can see in Seville.

This section of walls was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. It is probably an initial Almoravid construction, reformed and enlarged during the Almohad period.

It is a crenellated wall. Even today we can see the barbican in most of its layout, running parallel to the wall about three meters away.

A series of seven towers have also been preserved, separated from each other by sections of about 40 m of wall. They are solid for the most part, up to the coastal path, which passes through them. At the highest level they have a vaulted space from which the roof was accessed by a staircase.

Next to the towers, a large polygonal tower known as the White Tower has been preserved.

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