Seville Province - Aljarafe

Aljarafe

Aljarafe is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the north to north east of the province of Seville. It is made up from 30 municipal districts and even more small villages.

The municipal districts are Almensilla, Albaida del Aljarafe, Aznalcázar, Benacazón, Bollulos de la Mitación, Bormujos, Camas, Castilleja de la Cuesta, Castilleja del Campo, Castilleja de Guzmán, Carrión de los Céspedes, Coria del Río, Espartinas, Gelves, Gines, Huévar del Aljarafe, La Puebla del Riío, Mairena del Aljarafe, Olivares, Palomares del Río, Pilas, Salteras, San Juan del Aznalfarache, Sanlúcar la Mayor, Santiponce, Tomares, Umbrete, Valencina de la Concepción, Villamanrique de la Condesa and Villanueva del Ariscal.

Aljarafe is bounded on the west by Huelva, to the north by Sierra Norte, to the east by the Metropolitan Area and to the south by the and La Campiña.

The largest town is Coria del Río, famous for its Japanese heritage, saddlery, esparto or wicker, embroidery and regional garments.

Almensilla

The town gained independance from Palomares del Rio in 1837. More >

Albaida del Aljarafe

The economy of the town is principally sustained by an agricultural industry. More >

Aznalcázar

Some of the land surrounding the town is part of the Parque Natural de Doñana.
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Benacazón

From the megalithic remains that have been discovered we know that the town was first inhabited in prehistoric times. More >

Bollullos de la Mitacion

The earliest records for Bollullos de la Mitación are from the Muslim era when the town became very important. More >

Bormujos

Bormujos is an agricultural suburban town of Seville, inhabited by many who look to live outside the city. More >

Camas

Camas is situated in the comarca of Aljarafe in Seville and was originally built over old farmland. More >

Castilleja de la Cuesta

The popularity of the town has increased through the opening of a big superstore.
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Castilleja del Campo

This town was also a key defensive point against Christian attacks during the Muslim period. More >

Castilleja de Guzmán

The economy of this town is maintained primarily by agriculture.
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Carrión de los Céspedes

One of the monuments worth seeing is a neoclassical construction from the 17th century. More >

Coria del Río

The Guadalquivir brought the Phoenicians, Tartessians, Romans and Arabs to the town. More >

Espartinas

Every November the town hosts the Exposición Nacional de Escultura Religiosa. More >

Gelves

Visitors to Gelves will be able to enjoy a trip down the Guadalquivir River. More >

Gines

The Romans and the Arabs have inhabited this town in the past.
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Huévar del Aljarafe

Huévar del Aljarafe is town with plenty of history. It is located at the basin of the river Guadiamar. More >

La Puebla del Río

This town was an important commercial centre in the Roman era. Nowadays it is primarily sustained by its rice production. More >

Mairena del Aljarafe

It was during the Muslim rule when Mairena del Aljarafe became an agricultural town.
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Olivares

For nature lovers, the town’s most attractive site is the Corredor Verde del Guadiamar.
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Palomares del Río

Palomares del Rio is losing its agricultural character and becoming more of a residential town. More >

Pilas

People first settled in the lands of Pilas in the Celtiberian period afterwards, when the town was converted into a Roman city. More >

Salteras

Salteras was inhabited through the Roman and Muslim civilizations and then converted into a town after the Christian conquest. More >

San Juan de Aznalfarache

During the Roman era the town was known as Osset and had its own currency. More >

Sanlúcar la Mayor

The town has a rich history that can be partly told just by walking through its streets. More >

Santiponce

The Roman ruins of Italica are probably the best-known features of the town. More >

Tomares

Tomares became a town during the Roman era. More >

Umbrete

The village of Umbrete is known because of the excellent and highly rated mosto. More >

Valencina de la Concepción

Nowadays the town is undergoing a demographic expansion. More >

Villanueva del Ariscal

The town used to be known as Villanueva Aliscar. More >