A wide range of tourist activities awaits you in Bormujos, whether you fancy fun, nature, culture or cuisine. There is a large shopping mall next to the Seville-Huelva motorway. The town’s privileged location has enabled its rapid growth. Its quality of life has made it a popular dormitory town.
Bormujos sits within the metropolitan area of Seville, in the heart of Aljarafe. It offers the best of both worlds: the tranquillity of a small town and the amenities of a city. The town’s origins are linked to an Arab farmhouse. You will find traces of its history in its rich cultural heritage. The famous olive-growing haciendas that were key to the town’s development should not be missed.
There are large green areas where you can enjoy nature and breathe the fresh Aljarafe air. Highlights include Los Álamos Park and the Paseo Botánico, an interactive garden with dinosaur tracks, dolmens and an obelisk, among other historical elements. You can also explore different hiking routes through Bormujos’ natural surroundings and along the River Pudio.
If you are looking for quality cuisine, taste some of the typical local dishes, including menudo, caldereta, partridge rice, tomato soup and ropa vieja. Given that Bormujos is part of the Aljarafe, mosto is the drink par excellence.
Last but not least, you will love the local festivals, including the Veladas de Santiago y Santa Ana, the Feria de Agosto, and the feast of the patron saint, Santo Domingo de Silos, in December. In the latter, a century-old choir of campanilleros performs. However, the most traditional of them all is the pilgrimage to the Shrine to El Rocío in May.
Did you know all this about Bormujos? Then come and discover the town.
If you are travelling from Seville by car, take the A-49 motorway towards Huelva. Get off at exit 3 onto the A-474 and continue until Bormujos.
You can also take the Metro in Seville and get off at the Mairena del Aljarafe stop, and then take the M-101 circular bus route or a taxi to Bormujos. If you prefer to travel by bus, you can take the M-163 line from Plaza de Armas Bus Station.
You can explore the town on foot, by bike or taxi. There is also an intercity bus to the neighbouring towns. The M-101 line is Aljarafe’s circular route and connects Bormujos, Mairena del Aljarafe, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Tomares and Castilleja de la Cuesta.
Start your visit to the town centre at Plaza de la Iglesia where you can visit the Encarnación Church. This temple, which has been renovated, dates back to the late Middle Ages. The altar, presided by the patron saint, Virgen de la Encarnación, has significant heritage value. The other patron saint, Santo Domingo de Silos, is in one of the chapels.
Head towards the Plaza de la Cruz, where you will see the Cross of Humilladero, of high symbolic value. From here, we suggest a route through the olive-growing haciendas on the outskirts of Bormujos. For instance, start at Hacienda de Belén, which currently houses the government offices. You cannot miss this building because there is a cannon in a corner. It was placed there by its former owner to prevent the carriages from brushing against the corner.
The next one is Hacienda de Marchalomar, originally a Muslim farmhouse. Privately owned, it features a dovecote tower and an arched entrance decorated with a chain. The chain symbolises the visit by King Alfonso III, who was an acquaintance of the owner of Hacienda de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Although it has yet to be renovated, it was one of the largest olive oil producers in Aljarafe. Such was the scale of production that it was the first farm to buy a tractor in Andalusia. You can visit other haciendas such as Valencinilla del Hoyo and Cristo de la Mata.
You will find the Santa María la Real Convent on the outskirts, a place dear to the locals. The statue of St. John the Baptist, by the baroque artist Juan de Mesa, is housed here among other works. Be sure to try the exquisite confectionery made by the nuns of this convent.
Finally, enjoy Bormujos’ shopping malls or relax in a local bar while tasting the excellent regional mosto.
Bormujos is located 9 kilometres from Seville, within the metropolitan area. It is located in the region of Aljarafe, as are the neighbouring towns of Tomares, Castilleja de la Cuesta and Mairena del Aljarafe. It has a large shopping mall to the north, next to the A-49 motorway.