Villages in Sevilla
Los Palacios y Villafranca
Los Palacios y Villafranca
The town of Los Palacios y Villafranca is located in the southwest quadrant of the province of Sevilla, belonging to the Bajo Guadalquivir. In 1996, it had a population of 31,718 inhabitants, of whom 90% were in the main town. The municipal area has three other public entities directly related to agricultural activity: the towns of colonization of the Trobal, Maribáñez and Los Chapatales, arising in 1.970.
It comes back from the union of two municipalities.
Los Palacios has a possible Tartessian origin.
During Roman times it was called Searotinos and could mint its own currency.
In the period of Al-Andalus, it was called Zaracatín.
With the Christian conquest it was abandoned and converted into a hunting ground.
King Peter I of Castile would have the pleasure palace of the Atayuela. Then, it would pass to the Duchy of Arcos.
Villafranca in turn was founded by Alfonso XI and assigned to Don Diego López de Arnedo. It was called Villafranca because it was founded with the privilege of being tax free, “free town.”
Until Carlos III joined the crown, it remained in the hands of the same family.
These two towns remained separate until 1836 when joined to form one. Until then, they were separated by a street that had a stone cross which served as a tribunal to settle disputes arising between the two towns.
Los Palacios y Villafranca Monuments
Church of Santa María la Blanca
Chapel of Ntra. Sra. de la Aurora
Old hermitage of San Sebastián
Church of El Sagrado Corazón
Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Museo Taurino “Antonio Urquijo”.
Los Palacios y Villafranca Gastronomy
Embutidos. Gazpacho. Ajo frito. Potajes. La Calabaza (pumpkin, chickpeas, chards, paprika, blood sausage, sliced pork, knuckle, rib). Albures. Tortillita de espárragos. Fritá de tomate. Criadilla del campo. Piriñaca de pimientos aliñados. Albures. Anguilas en amarillo, con tomate o al ajillo. Caldereta de cordero. Caldereta de pavo.
Sweets: Pestiños. Torrijas.
Wines: Mosto (Grape Juice). Mistela (Spiked Must).
How to get there
You have to leave Sevilla. Take: E-5 / N-IV, through Bellavista, then the N-IV, alleyway of Dos Hermanas. Take the exit towards Salida 13 – Cádiz- Dos Hermanas-A-4. Follow signs to Salida 13, take Avenida de Sevilla to Los Palacios y Villafranca.
Distances from Los Palacios y Villafranca
Coripe 61 km
Sevilla 29 km
Utrera 14 km
Lebrija 36 km
El Coronil 32 km
Montellano 45 km
Morón de la Frontera 48 km
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