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El Aljarafe

El Aljarafe

Villanueva del Ariscal was an agricultural town previously known as Villanueva Aliscar. It has about 6,400 inhabitants.

Valencina del Concepción is home to the well known Dolmens of Valencina. It has about 7,900 inhabitants.

Tomares is an agricultural suburban town of Seville, inhabited by many who look to live outside the city but close enough to commute to the centre for work. It has about 24, 800 inhabitants.

Santiponce is home to the Roman ruins of Itálica, which are probably the best-known features of the area. The town is also part of two important routes: the Ruta de la Plata and the Ruta Bética Romana. It has about 8,400 inhabitants.

Sanlúcar La Mayor is close to the Corredor Verde del Guadiamar, a natural passageway following the middle stretch of the River Guadiamar. It has about 13, 500 inhabitants.

San Juan del Aznalfarache is most well known for being the location where the headquarters of RTVA (Radio and Television of Andalusia), also known as Canal Sur, was established. It has about 21, 500 inhabitants.

Salteras was once inhabited during the prehistoric ages and also through Roman and Moorish civilizations, only being converted into a town after the Christian conquest. It has about 5,500 inhabitants.

Pilas had a fast growing pottery trade that came about after the Romans settled in the area. It has about 14, 000m inhabitants.

Palomares del Río originally began as an agricultural village eventually turning into a thriving residential town due to its proximity to the capital. It has about 8,300 inhabitants.

Olivares is a Roman town with great history that can be discovered by walking the streets observing its various historical buildings and sites. It has about 9,400 inhabitants.

Mairena del Aljarafe derives from the Arabic translation of "Maharana" meaning, "shepherds herd", confirming its rich agricultural origins, unlike the thriving sub-urban town it has become today. It has about 45, 000 inhabitants.

Mairena del Aljarafe was founded by the Moors, although they were not the first to populate this area, as Romans also had settlements in this region due to the fertility of the land for cultivating olive groves and other agricultural exploitations.

La Puebla del Rio was an important commercial centre in the Roman era. Nowadays the town’s economy is primarily sustained by its rice production. The town is also the birthplace of a few famous faces like the singer Pastora Soler, the bullfighter Morante de La Puebla and the rejoneadores (mounted bullfighters), Angel and Rafael Peralta.

Huévar del Aljarafe is located at the basin of the Guadiamar River and forms part of the Corredor Verde del Guadiamar, a protected natural area that connects Doñana with the Sierra Morena. It has about 2,800 inhabitants.

Gines is an agricultural town developed by the Romans and Moors, from the original Haciendas (farms) such as the Marqués de Torrenueva or the Santo Ángel. It has about 13, 200 inhabitants.

Gelves offers visitors a unique trip on a catamaran down one of the various routes of the Guadalquivir River. The trip departs from the river's Puerto Deportivo. One of the most interesting trips takes you to Alcala del Rio and includes a stop at the Parque del Majuelo in La Rinconada. It has about 9,900 inhabitants.

Espartinas has a unique appreciation for bulls and religion, hosting the Exposición Nacional de Escultura Religiosa (National Religious Sculpture Exhibition) every November and the many bullfights that take place each spring. Every year on the 8 September (day of the patron of Ajarafe), the Air Force put on an acrobatic aerial display. It has about 15, 000 inhabitants.

Coria del Río was written by the River Guadalquivir, bringing the Phoenicians, Tartessians, Romans and Arabs to the town. It has about 30, 400 inhabitants.

The roots of Castilleja del Campo, as shown by the tombs, mosaics and clay work found in the area, stem from the Roman era. This town was also a key defensive point during the Christian raids in the Muslim period.

Castilleja de la Cuesta has always been specifically well known for the production of homemade desserts but more recently has become a large retail town. It has about 17, 500 inhabitants.

Castilleja de Guzmán as an agricultural village achieved great importance during Moorish reign, so much so that Commander Almanzor resided here. It has about 2800 inhabitants.