When we think of visiting Seville, surely only the city comes to mind, but they await us in all places small towns that can surprise us. In the province of Seville we can find beautiful inland towns in which to enjoy unique landscapes and typical architecture.
Visit the small towns It is to know the people in depth, with a way of life that is calmer than in the cities. It can be an incredible experience, since the towns of Seville are considered very beautiful. Some of them also show us part of the history of the province.
This town is located in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park, in the Valley of Ossa. It is a settlement of Celtic origin later populated by the Romans, as it was found on the Emerita road. It was also occupied by Arabs, who built the castle of which the remains still remain in the upper area of the hill. Finally it was conquered again by Fernando III el Santo. In this town we can see some monuments like that old Arab castle. Nearby is the hermitage of the Ivy and the monument to the Sacred Heart. The church of Our Lady of the Incarnation in the center of the town stands out with its high tower.
Alanis de la Sierra
This beautiful town is located in the center of the Sierra Morena Norte de Sevilla Natural Park. In the area of the hill it also has an Arab castle that has been rebuilt and is one of its greatest attractions. It offers excellent views and next to it we find the hermitage of San Juan from the XNUMXth century that today is the Casa de las Artes. Already in the center of the town we can see the church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries that has an impressive Gothic altarpiece inside. Just three kilometers away is the Ribera del Benalijar, which offers a large natural pool.
This is an ancient town in the Sierra Sur de Sevilla of pre-Roman origin. In the Archaeological Museum of Seville you can see the tablet that recognizes Urso, as he was called, as a city. In this town its beautiful streets stand out delight with beautiful and well-cared Andalusian-style facades. Especially beautiful is the street of San Pedro. In the upper part of the town is the Convent of the Incarnation with its simple architecture.
The historical importance of Santiponce must be highlighted, ancient Italica, the first Roman city founded in the Peninsula where emperors such as Hadrian or Trajan were born. On this visit it is possible to see the ruins of the amphitheater, several houses and the old walls. The Roman ruins of Italica are undoubtedly its great attraction.
Carmona is one of the oldest towns in the province and also one of the most interesting. Located in the Guadalquivir Valley, it was populated by Romans, Carthaginians or Muslims. Its historic center is a Site of Cultural Interest and in it we found the Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, a fortified enclosure that defended the city. From there you can see the church of San Pedro, which has a tower made in the likeness of the Giralda and that is why it is known as the Giraldilla. In this place you can also see remains of the Roman era with the walls and the Necropolis.
Marchena is another of those historical towns that saw the passage of Romans and Arabs and that still preserve vestiges of those times. Its old town was declared a Historic-Artistic Site and today you can see part of the Arab walls in which the Puerta de Carmona, Puerta de Sevilla and Puerta de Morón. You also have to visit the Parish of San Juan Bautista which has the Zurbarán Museum.
A town located on the banks of the River Genil in the Sevillian countryside. It is a place with a great flamenco tradition, so you can visit several tablaos to enjoy this art. In the Plaza de España we find the Roman pond in the subsoil, with the remains of the Roman city Astigi. There is also another heritage of interest such as the Church of Santa María from the XNUMXth century with a museum in which there are archaeological remains. There are other churches such as Santiago or San Juan Bautista that are also of interest. This town is also known as that of the towers because we can see a large number of them, such as the Torre de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, the Torre de Santo Domingo that is part of the convent of San Pablo and Santo Domingo, the Torre de la Victoria from the XNUMXth century or the Twin Towers of the old Concepción Monastery.