Castilleja de la Cuesta

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Castilleja de la Cuesta

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 here, as his will directed that his remains be returned to Mexico. They are interred in the Templo de Jesús, which is part of the Hospital de Jesús Nazareno in Mexico City.

This is the birthplace of actor and dancer Eduardo Cansino, Sr., the father of Rita Hayworth. Footballer Miguel Ángel Llera, of Sheffield Wednesday, was also born here.

Castilleja de la Cuesta has a local specialty, the "Tortas de Aceite." These are some waffle-thin "tortas" made with olive oil and having a hint of anise. They are exported to many countries, including the USA.

Coordinates: 37°23′N 6°03′W / 37.383°N 6.050°W / 37.383; -6.050