Benacazón

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Benacazón
city
Flag of Benacazón
Flag
Official seal of Benacazón
Seal
Benacazón is located in Spain
Benacazón
Benacazón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°21′N 6°11′W / 37.350°N 6.183°W / 37.350; -6.183
Country Spain
Comarca Aljarafe
Government
 • Mayor Juana María Carmona González
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 6,431
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym Benacazoneros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Benacazón is a city located in the comarca of Aljarafe, in the province of Seville, southern Spain.

Main sights[edit]

  • Hermitage of Castilleja de Talhara, built in the 14th century, one of the most important Mudéjar churches in the Aljarafe.
  • Hermitage of Gelo, also in Mudéjar style. It has a nave and two aisles, and is in brickwork construction.
  • Parish church of Santa Maria de las Nieves (17th century).

Festivals[edit]

During the patronal festival in honour of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, on 5 August, the toro de fuego (literally, "fire bull") run through the streets of the city: a man dressed up as a bull, covered with sparklerson the back and horns, chases the people until it eventually explodes. [1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Benacazón - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía