Brenes is a town from Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain. In 2005 it has 11.412 inhabitants. It has an area of 22 km² and a population density of 518,7 inhabitant /km². Its geographical coordinates are 37º 33′ N, 5º 52′ W. it is located at a height of 18 metres and is 22 kilometres from Sevilla.
The origins of this village belong to the Visigoth age, in which the history says that it was a Benedictine monastery “Hard Waters”, there lived a nun who was named Saint Verenne, or Berenia. Her grave was a place of popular pilgrimage, even during Arab times.
Romans called this place Qulumbira, because of the presence in this place of many doves. Later Arabs called it Billa Nuva, Al-Bahroyyin or Bahries farmhouse.
The present name of Brenes appears for the first time during the Reconquest , Mozarabs called the village “Berené”. It is likely that this name comes from Saint “Verene”. “Brenes” appears in XVIII century Repartimiento (it was a colonial forced labor system imposed upon the indigenous population of Spanish), belonging both to the Infant don Fabrique and the Chapter of the Cathedral, until the “manors” were abolished.
It is thought that the conquest by Fernando II armies took place in 1246 or 1247. Brenes was surrendered to the King of Castilla because of a vassalage pact. Later, Brenes was surrendered by Alfonso X to D. Fadrique, and then, it was the property of the cathedral of Sevilla.
Hermitage of San Sebastián
Parish Church Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción: It was built at the beginning of the 15th century in the Mudéjar style. In 1758 works were carried out, consisting of replacing the pillars by Tuscan columns and the ogival arches by others of half point. In that moment the lateral porches were opened and the tower was redesigned.
Inside there is an interesting high altarpiece with paintings realized by Juan Castillo.
The temple consists of three naves with five sections and a presbytery of plan wall. The naves are separated by Tuscan columns that support half-point arches and are covered by a wood structure, in the through shape in the central nave and hanging on the laterals.
Stew of beans and peas. Vegetable stew of artichokes. Stewed snails.
Brenes How to get there
Leave SEVILLA (SEVILLA) via the country road, Continue along the Road of Brenes (A-3104) for 2,3 Km. Continue along the motorway (autopista) A-3104 for 13,2 Km. Continue along the A-460 for 796 m until you arrive to Brenes.
Distances from Brenes
Sevilla 23 km
Cantillana 12 km
La Algaba 24 km
Lora del Río 39 km
Alcolea del Río 25 km
Castilblanco de los Arroyos 22 km