The Monastery is located on a privately-owned estate, a few kilometres from the town on the road leading to Malcocinado. This is all that remains of the former Basilio Monastery. The chapel, which is used as a warehouse of the current farmhouse, consists of a single nave divided into two sections, one with a barrel vault and the other with a dome.
Olive culture is part of the DNA of our land. Particularly, in the province of Seville, it is difficult to find any of our villages without any olive grove.
In the Sevillian town of Las Navas de la Concepción you can visit El Lagar, which is a superb example of industrial architecture. El Lagar is an old 16th century oil, wine and grain mill which preserves its cellars with their large buried vats, as well as a large wooden beam, the oldest building of its kind, with a beautiful entrance built by the monks.
Five 18th-century counterweight towers used in beam mills to produce olive oil and ancillary buildings. The most beautiful tower is located next to an old rest area on the road that crosses the town. It is today a landscaped area. This architectural element sits inside a building with a curved tile, gabled roof situated in the former Cruz de los Caídos garden.
The Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum of La Puebla de Cazalla is located at the Hacienda la Fuenlonguilla. It used to be a traditional olive oil mill that was operational between the 19th and 20th centuries. Its floor plan is practically square with two differentiated areas.
The Old Square is also known as the Plaza Cardenal Spínola.
Utrera’s historical centre is riddled with mill towers that were used, in the past, to extract olive oil, the precious liquid gold, from olives. Many mills have disappeared, and others are in bad repair. Fortunately, even now in the 21st century, it is possible to admire the unique architecture of these buildings in places in Utrera.