Lora de Estepa
Lora de Estepa
In the easternmost province of Sevilla, inside the Southern Highlands and, in particular, in the region of Sierra de Estepa, is located the town of Lora de Estepa, leaning on the route connecting the provinces of Sevilla and Málaga.
This is undoubtedly one of the less populous municipalities in the province, as it stood at 1,996 in 741 inhabitants. All of them are grouped in the central area, which is to 116 kilometres from the capital and located at an altitude of 447 metres above sea level.
During the Roman period it appears as Lauro, settlement with recreational purposes and possibly linked to Ostipo and Ventipo.
In the period of Al-Andalus it was called Al-Auria and enjoyed a certain importance.
From the Christian conquest until the XVI century, when Philip II gave it to Don Adán Centurión and Ultramarino, it belonged to the Military Order of Santiago.
The present settlement dates from the late XVI and early XVII centuries.
It was linked to the Marquis of Estepa until the year 1837, year in which the domains were abolished.
Monuments in Lora de Estepa
Church of San Miguel: The parish church is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. It has pictures of the XVII and XVIII centuries still very revered the ones of Jesús Nazareno and Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, who hold the Hermandad de Semana Santa.
Lora de Estepa Gastronomy
El Picao (boiled egg, fried potatoes, ham, orange, pescaíto pajado). Gazpacho. Guisado (bacon, garlic, parsley, spices, bread crumbs, lemon). Soups (asparagus, prawns, mint, bean gazpacho, salt). Chickpea stew. Bean soup. Bean stews. Asparagus dishes.
How to get there
You have to exit Sevilla. In the area around Camas, take: SE-30 towards: Camas-Huelva-A49. Pass near Camas and drive towards Antequera – Granada – Málaga – A92. Take the A92 and pass near Alcalá de Guadaíra and Osuna. Take the exit Lora de Estepa-La Salada- salida 112, go straight and turn left: SE-496 to Lora de Estepa.
Distances from Lora de Estepa
Écija 51 km
Utrera 97 km
Osuna 30 km
Sevilla 118 km
Lucena 42 km
Aguilar 42 km