The City, Judicial District and Archpriesthood of Dos Hermanas belong to the province of Sevilla, whose capital is to 12 kilometres. The municipality area covers 159.09 km2, with an average height of 42 metres above sea level, consisting of substantially flat land.
The Guadalquivir River bounded on the north and south land of the Dos Hermanas, which crosses the canal and fertilize the Lower Guadalquivir. The climate in Dos Hermanas is sunny, with a mean annual temperature of 18.7 ° and an average humidity of 56%.
Dos Hermanas is strategically located, converging on the town a major communications network, noting especially the beginning of the motorway A-4 (Dos Hermanas-Puerto Real, Cádiz), the N-IV Madrid-Cádiz, the Guadalquivir River, the military airfield of El Copero and the railway Madrid-Cádiz are fundamental points of this network of communications. The proximity of Sevilla involves the extension to our terms of infrastructure networks in the capital.
The origin of Dos Hermanas backs to the city of the Turdetani city of Orippo. The township is crossed by numerous Roman roads. Many of the cottages are built on ancient Roman villas. On the mound of the Tower of Los Herberos Orippo was the old Roman Orippo. During this period it was very important, coming to mint its own currency.
During the rule of Al-Andalus it became a small village dedicated to the production of oil, wheat and grapes.
With the Christian conquest carried out by Fernando III, it was installed in the Tower of Herberos and later in the area of Cuarto. In this place took place the famous miracle of the Virgin who helped the King in a battle, a fact which led to the construction of the Chapel of Valme, which is dedicated to the Virgin with the same name. During this period it appears with the names of Fuente del Rey, or D. Pelayo or the Cerro del Cuarto.
After the Christian conquest it was given to several gentlemen, the daughters of one of them, Don Gonzalo Nazareno, according to tradition, they found the image of Santa Ana and a cross hidden five centuries ago with the Arab invasion. In honour of them it began calling Villa Nazarena and after Dos Hermanas.
In the XIX century, Dos Hermanas was a meeting place for romantic authors, such as Lamarque de Novoa and Antonio Díaz, who built his beautiful Alquería del Pilar. All around we find Mariani, Narciso Campilo, Washington Irving, the father Coloma, the painter Virgilio Mattoni. Fernán Caballero who was, however, the person that gave most famous Dos Hermanas. He lived here many years and their environment was inspired for his works, the most famous of which, “La Familia Alvareda”, recounts a real event occurred in the city.
Dos Hermanas Monuments
Parish Church of Santa María Magdalena
Church-Convent of Santa Ana
Church of San Sebastian
Farmhouse of El Pilar
Building of La Almona
Hermitage of Valme
Archaeological Site of Orippo
Tower of Los Herberos
Towers of Dña. María and Quinto
Dos Hermanas Gastronomy
Are typical dishes in Dos Hermanas the snails in sauce, turkey stew, meat with tomato and cod tarvin. Also spinach with chickpeas.
How to get there
You have to exit Sevilla, take the Avenida de Jerez. Then take: E-5 / N-IV. In Bellavista, take: A-3113 and continue until you get to the town.
Distances from Dos Hermanas
Cádiz 110 km
Utrera 20 km
Sevilla 15 km
El Arahal 43 km
Coria del Río 26 km
El Viso del Alcor 23 km
Mairena del Alcor 20 km
Alcalá de Guadaíra 11 km
Morón de la Frontera 60 km
Los Palacios y Villafranca 16 km