Semana Santa Estepa

Seville enchants

The last stretch of the River Guadalquivir’s right bank has been dotted with settlements and cities since ancient times because the river provided resources and a communication route that enabled trade and contact between the inhabitants of the territory.

Almohad watchtower integrated into Seville’s defences. It was built on the tell of the Iberian-Roman city of Orippo. Its foundations are made with ashlars taken from Roman ruins.

Major archaeological remains have been found in the area surrounding Alcolea del Río, including the Roman settlements of Arva and Canama, two centres for river trade on the Guadalquivir, particularly pottery production.