To 14.5 km from Sevilla, in the heart of Aljarafe, we can find Umbrete, one of the ancient towns that has participated in all the cultures that were moving in the possession of the region.
The central area is located in the middle platform of Aljarafe, and has an altitude of 123 metres above sea level.
Umbrete has a population of 6,117 inhabitants, according to the census of 2005. It displays coordinates 37 ° 22 ‘north latitude and longitude 6 º 09’ west. Its municipal area of 11.96 km² until 1994, now it has 12, 39 Km2, after the segregation that occurred when the Andalusian ordered to be integrated into Umbrete a part of town that, despite being integrated into the people belonged to the end of the Bollullos de la Mitación. This includes the 4.15 km2, corresponding to an enclave situated about 8 km from the town: Lópaz.
Its origin is from the era of Al-Andalus as a large farmhouse.
During the Christian conquest it was donated by King Alfonso X, who marked the history of this town when it won a letter-populates the cathedral chapter of Seville. Since then, the history and life of Umbrete run parallel to those of the capital.
Church of Nuestra Señora de la Consolación
Old Archiepiscopal Palace
Chapel of San Bartolomé
Convent of Las Hermanas de la Cruz
Arco, XVIII century
Cocido con tagarinas. Guisantes a lo que sea. Cúcharo (bread, oil, vinegar, egg, tuna and onion). Chicken with Almonds. Papas a lo pobre. Rabbit with fava beans.
Sweets: Roscos amelaos con azúcar. Tortas de aceite, manteca y naranjas. Poleá.
How to get there
You can get Umbrete by the motorway A-49, from Sevilla or Portugal and Huelva, in the exit 11. Another option is for the old road of Sevilla-Huelva, the N-630, take the ramp as a detour Espartinas (N-431), which lies between this town and Sanlúcar la Mayor.
Distances from Umbrete
Sevilla 17 km
Tomares 12 km
Espartinas 4 km
Mairena del Aljarafe 13 km
Villanueva del Ariscal 4,5 km
Bollullos de la Mitación 4,5 km
San Juan de Aznalfarache 15 km