Castilleja de la Cuesta is a town and
municipality in the province of Seville, in the
autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.
Hernán Cortés died in this town on December
2, 1547. He is not buried there however,
because his remains were returned to Mexico
as directed in his will. They currently rest in
the "Templo de Jesús" which is part of the
Hospital de Jesús Nazareno in Mexico City.
It was the birthplace of actor and dancer
Eduardo Cansino, Sr., the father of Rita
Hayworth, as well as Charlton Athletic
footballer Miguel Ángel Llera.
Castilleja de la Cuesta is the place of
production of the "Tortas de Aceite de Ines
Rosales." These are some waffle-thin "tortas"
made with olive oil and having a hint of anis.
They are exported to many countries,
including the USA.
Province of Seville
Castilleja is a small town situated 6km far from Seville a big town in the
South of Spain. It has a population of about 19.000 inhabitants.Most of
the inhabitants work in the city of Seville. The people in our town is
dedicated to de servises as shopping center (IKEA), and there are many
shops. We have some small cakes and sweets factories, hotels and an old
palace in which Pizarro the conqueror died, today is a private catholic
Educar no es sólo instruir, es también enseñar a
“Educate is not only instruct, it is
teach how to live to share with the rest of the people in
The main entrance of our school