Bollullos Par del Condado
Bollullos Par del Condado
Bollullos Par del Condado belongs to the Comarca del Condado and is located southeast of the province on the border with Seville in fertile land mainly dedicated to growing grapes to produce the exquisite wines of the appellation of origin of its name, of which it is a major producer.
Highlighted among the buildings of interest are the Church of Santiago, the baroque Plaza Mayor and the Calles (streets) Diezmo and Cervantes.
It is called Bollullos par del Condado because historically the town belonged to the county of Niebla. The town of Bollullos was within the dominion of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.
Little is known, with certainty, about the origins of Bollullos, although important remains have been found of the Stone Age (flint axes) and the Bronze Age (an idol that is now in the Archaeological Museum in Madrid). It is believed that the name was the first reference to Bulbuca, a Roman settlement in this neighbourhood. The column supporting the transept of the forecourt in the Hermitage is Roman as well as the column on which stands the Virgin of Mercy.
Both columns were found when the foundations were laid of what is now the Temple, located about two kilometres from the current agglomeration of Bollullos par del Condado. There is plenty of evidence of Arab settlement in the fields surrounding the town. It is not difficult to see due to the natural conditions of this term (climate, vegetation and land), that settlements have existed since ancient times.
The most reliable data tell us that in the fifteenth century near the now town of Bollullos par del Condado there were several human settlements, one located near the Franciscan Convent of San Juan de Moraine and others in places that are known by the names of Marchenilla, Brawler, Villares and Cabeza de Santiago.
The plague, so much feared in those times, was the cause of these isolated settlements. The first data on the number of inhabitants of this city date back to the seventeenth century (year 1645) which speaks of the existence of three thousand inhabitants living mainly on bread, oil and wine.
During the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth Bollullos population suffered constant vagaries of fortune. Not until the late nineteenth and early twentieth century did the fortune of the village stabilise. Population experienced a dramatic growth, primarily due to the wine business that took on shape and character, all heavily influenced by the arrival of traders from Rioja. Since then the wine has been the main economic exponent of County Bollullos Par. Now the area has the largest wine cooperative of Andalusia and over 50 percent of its territory is occupied by vineyards.
For the acquisition of wine you can go to numerous wineries that are accompanied by seafood from the coast and sausages and ham from the mountains, or visit the Wine Museum that is located at the entrance of the village. It also has a mill where oil is traded.
Bollullos Par del Condado Monuments
St. James Church eighteenth century. With colonial facade and tower crowned with a pinnacle covered with ceramic.
Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes.
Ermita de San Juan de la Morañina, XV century.
Hermitage of Jesus.
City Hall, eighteenth century.
Townhouses, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Monument to St. Anthony of Padua.
Casa del Vino.
Bollullos Par del Condado Gastronomy
Wine, as previously noted, accompanies seafood from the coast and sausages and ham from the mountains.
Given the high quality of lambs this can account for the casserole dish and chops.
At harvest time is a sweet grape, the syrup that binds to the real cake made from almond oil and flour.
Exit Huelva. Take Avenida De Cadiz. At the roundabout, take exit 3, continue along: H-30. Follow the direction: Exit 15A – E-1 – A-49 – Seville. Continue along: H-31. Continue along: E-1 / A-49 and take the exit towards: Exit 50 – Bollullos Par del Condado – A-493
Palma del Condado (La) – Almonte – National Park of Doñana. Follow signs to Exit 50 – Almonte – National Park of Doñana. Continue along: A-483. Take the exit towards: Exit 3 – Bollullos Par del Condado.
Distances from Bollullos Par del Condado
Sevilla 53 km
Huelva 48 km
Almonte 10 km
Rociana 44 km
Villalba del Alcor 13 km
Castilleja del Campo 26 km
La Palma del Condado 6.5 km