Several sections of Écija’s medieval wall have been preserved and some of its gateways can be recognised. Of the fourteen gateways documented, four originate from the Roman layout, and therefore connect the two main roads in the town. The first road goes from east to west, from the Puerta del Puente gateway to the Puerta Cerrada gateway. It is extremely interesting given the variety of historic sites and picture-perfect spots found along its length. The Torre del Carmen tower, a stretch of wall, La Cárcel and Ciudad Real buildings, the ancient inn and stone fountain can be observed along this road and provide an evocative setting: the sound of water from the fountain, the breeze and shade from the trees and impressive buildings. The second road stretches from north to south of the town, from the Puerta de Palma gateway to the Puerta de Osuna gateway. Its location is historically interesting, given the Moorish wall ruins. This stretch once provided access to the Moorish fortified town, known as Bab Usuna. The rest of the gateways documented originated in the Almohad era, and others were later than the Christian era.
Several stretches of wall have also been preserved, the most emblematic are in Calle Alcázar, Cavilla, Cava, Ancha, Merino, Parralejos, Plaza de Quintana, among others.
Visitors are also recommended to visit the Royal Alcazar of Écija and the El Picadero archaeological park, which display Turdetanian and Roman remains, and Moorish castle wall ruins.
puerta cerrada Écija, españa