It is a tower from the Almohad era that was part of a coracha of the defensive site of the city that ran from the southernmost corner of the Alcázar to the river. The wall was defended by a series of towers, of which five are conserved, being the third that of Abdelazis, also called of the Homage.
Once the thesis on the Roman origin of the walled enclosure of Seville has been rejected, the hypothesis about the Almohad character of the wall tends to be followed.
Currently, the hypothesis based on recent archaeological research is defined with more certainty, that the last walled enclosure in Seville corresponds to a first work undertaken by the Almoravides partially modified in the Almohad period.
The dating of the Almoravid wall of Seville is approximately around 1125. The last addition of the wall of the Arab Seville, except for the palatial area of the South flank of the city, takes place in the late Almohad period with the construction of the Tower of the Gold and the Walls that united the coracha with the rest of the city towards 1220. The following year the barbican and the moat were built. In addition, the walls of the total perimeter of the fence are overhung to leave it at the same height as the new Almohad area built on the river bank by the side of the Torre del Oro.
The walls of Seville remained practically as the Arabs left it until the end of the Middle Ages. From this moment, when the walls cease to have meaning as a method of defence, they adapt spontaneously to other uses.
Since the bans on building were no longer supported by the wall when they lost their defensive utility, their walls served as support for a multitude of houses, warehouses and other buildings.
The number of sides of the towers increased in arithmetical progression in the direction of the river, and went from the four sides of the Torres de la Cilla, going through the six sides of the Abdelazis Tower to finish with the twelve sides of the Torre del Oro .
To the outside, the tower has double Almohad-shaped strips and blind poly-lobed arches framed by loudspeakers.
The coracha was executed in brick with stonemasonry chains in the corners, and the towers in brick, rammed earth and mortar. The one that occupies us is executed in brick and reinforced in its angles by ashlars.
Fuente: bdi del Patrimonio Inmueble de Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía)