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La Campiña

La Campiña

Paradas is home to an important work of art; a canvas of La Magdalena painted by the artist, El Greco. It has about 6, 900 inhabitants.

Mairena del Alcor holds the well known, Festival de Cante Jondo Antonio Mairena, which has been celebrated here since 1962, and has become one of the most important in all of Andalusia. Many artists and flamenco lovers come here to take part in the celebrations. It has about 23, 000 inhabitants.

La Puebla de Cazalla is perfectly placed between countryside and sierra, with its best known Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes which has been named a cultural point of interest. It has about 11, 200 inhabitants.

La Luisiana holds the preserved ruins of Roman baths that, in their day, were used as a spa for the upper class. These baths are the most known archaeological remains of the town although there are others around available for visitors to find and enjoy. It has about 4,600 inhabitants.

La Campana is known for the Carrera de los Chamuscaos, a race that starts close to the town centre and ends in Fuentes de Andalucía, and was first used to settle the rivalry between the two towns. It has about 5,400 inhabitants.

Fuentes de Andalucía offers a wonderful museum known as, Museo Etnoarqueológico, where you can observe and appreciate archaeological remains from the first human settlements that inhabited the area. It has about 7,100 inhabitants.

El Viso del Alcor plays host to annual national art events and competitions, such as the Juan Roldan National Painting Contest. It has about 17, 100 inhabitants.

El Rubio is positioned between Estepa and Écija and during the Roman era, there was a road connecting the towns that was also used to monitor traffic. It has about 3,500 inhabitants.

El Coronil is home to the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Consolación that uses 'tridacna' muscle shells, known to be the largest species in the world, as baptismal fonts. They were supposedly brought over from the Philippines in the nineteenth century by a merchant sailor. It has about 4, 800 inhabitants.

Cañada Rosal is situated in the Guadalquivir valley, in the heart of the countryside, ideal for visitors keen on walking. It has about 3300 inhabitants.

Arahal is situated south of Seville province and is Spain's main producer of chamomile and table olives. It has about 19,500 inhabitants.

Montellano is a town with a perfect balance between beauty and culture. Its pink marble buildings and natural monuments make this place the perfect place for a few days of relaxation. The origins of this town can be traced back to the Bronze Age but Roman ceramics and tombs have also been found in the El Ponce farm, showing the historical importance of this town.

Marinaleda is primarily an agricultural village, primarily dedicated to olives and producing olive oil. However it is better known for its social experience based on a left-wing ideology of led by Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo. It has about 2,700 inhabitants.

Herrera is an archaeological paradise with around ninety sites. It has about 6,500 inhabitants.

Gilena is unique in the vast number of archaeological remains that have been found here. Artefacts from the Bronze Age and Roman era, as well as Catholic and Visigoth graves, are examples of what has been discovered. It has about 3,800 inhabitants.

Coripe is ideal for lovers of nature and rural tourism due to the wealth of flower and fauna and also an ideal terrain to undertake activities such as hiking, horse riding or mountain biking. It has about 1300 inhabitants.

The origin of Coripe goes back to the primitive Irippo founded by the Turdetani between the fourth and sixth centuries AC. Some coins of that time still exist in the Archaeological Museum of Seville. The Romans later changed the name to Coripo.

La Campiña is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the centre of the province of Seville. It is made up from 23 municipal districts and other small villages.

Marchena is surrounded by undulating cereal fields and olive groves, well worth a visit for its collection of paintings by one of Spain's finest seventeenth century artists, Francisco de Zubarán from Extremadura, along with other religious art.

Écija is known as "la sartén de Andalucía" (the frying-pan of Andalusia) which is no exaggeration; It once registered an alarming 52 degrees centigrade on the thermometer. The town has about 40, 200 inhabitants.