La Puebla del Río
La Puebla del Río
The Guadalquivir not only determines the name of La Puebla del Río but constitutes its real reason. Located to the southwest of the capital and about 15 miles of it, is located in the region of the marshes (Comarca de las Marismas), being the fundamental basis of its economy, the cultivation of rice.
The recent separation from the municipality of Villafranca del Guadalquivir, has been reduced its municipal area in 11.2 km2 and population of 6,022 inhabitants, which at 1,996, the population of the municipality of La Puebla del Río amounted to 10,650 inhabitants, concentrated in more than 90% in the core and the rest responding to spread.
Because of its fertile lands there have been cultivated over the ages.
During the Neolithic age it have been a major settlement, as evidenced by the archaeological remains of “los silos”, the most important area of the Iberian Peninsula, only comparable with those of Lower Egypt.
It belonged to the Tartesians with the name of Massia Tarseion because it should be an important place of Tartessian culture.
During Roman times it was an important commercial area.
We do not know much about the period of Al-Andalus. After the Christian conquest it would enjoy the Forum and franchises of Sevilla.
Before the attacks of the Benimerines, Fernando III provides a fortification that protected the city of Sevilla by the Guadalquivir. The town is known as La Guardia. Alfonso X repopulated the area and granted a Town Charter as jurisdiction of its inhabitants. From this moment, it was renamed Puebla and became official in 1916.
Between the years 1925 to 1930 it was introduced the cultivation of rice.
La Puebla del Río Monuments
Church of Nuestra Señora de la Granada
Hermitage of Ntra. Sra. la Blanca
Hermitage of San Sebastián
Hospital de Nuestra Señora de Belén
Casa de Blas Infante
Hacienda de Miró
How to get there
You have to leave Sevilla and take: E-803 / A-66 / SE-30. Follow towards Coria del Río E-1-E-49-Huelva-Mérida. In the area around Camas, you should take A-3122, towards: Salida 15A San Juan de Aznalfarache (high) – Mairena del Aljarafe-Coria del Río. Alleyway of San Juan de Aznalfarache – Gelves. Around Coria del Río, go straight. Cross Coria del Río. Take: A-3114 until you get La Puebla del Río.
La Puebla del Río Gastronomy
Sopeao. Arroz con pato.
Sweets: Cañitas. Quemaítos.
Distances from La Puebla del Río
Sevilla 18 km
Almensilla 8 km
Aznalcázar 22 km
Coria del Río 2,5 km
Dos Hermanas 28 km
Palomares del Río 7 km
Bollullos de la Mitación 12 km