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Brenes

Villages in Sevilla

Brenes

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.

Brenes Monuments

Parish Church Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción
Hermitage of San Sebastián

Gastronomy

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


Un comentario

  1. Antonio B. Brenes, SR. escribio:

    I am planning a trip with my Son to see Brenes, Spain. Since we are Brenes like the City, we just might have ancestors that were born there and then went to Nicaragua, Central America. I was born in Leon, Nicaragua. My Dad was born there and I am not sure my Grandfather was born in Leon. And my Great Great Grandfather.Any information you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you.

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