Aznalcázar

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Aznalcázar
town
Flag of Aznalcázar
Flag
Official seal of Aznalcázar
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Aznalcázar is located in Spain
Aznalcázar
Aznalcázar
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°18′19″N 6°14′54″W / 37.30528°N 6.24833°W / 37.30528; -6.24833
CountrySpain
ProvinceSeville
ComarcaAljarafe
Government
 • MayorManuela Cabello
Area
 • Total449.84 km2 (173.68 sq mi)
Elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
(2012)
 • Total4,260
 • Density9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Aznalcaceños or Aznalcazareños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41849
Area code(s)(+34) 955
WebsiteOfficial website

Aznalcázar is a town located in the province of Seville, southern Spain. It is only 20 minutes away from Seville, and is one of the 13 towns located in Doñana National Park, one of Spain’s most important national parks and wildlife reserves.

As most Spanish towns, Aznalcázar has an active social and cultural life, with several bars and restaurants, annual “fiestas”, two supermarkets, one Spanish language school for foreigners and 3 banks. It is also home to Las Minas golf course.

Public transportation connects Aznalcázar with Seville, as well as nearby towns and landmarks such as El Rocío.

History[edit]

The town could be possibly identified with Olontigi, an ancient Iberian settlement of which not much is known but its coinage issue between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, bearing the Latin inscription OLVNT. The Barrington Atlas of the Ancient World equates this site with modern Aznalcázar.[1]

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of St. Paul, in Gothic-Mudéjar style
  • 18th century houses
  • Old Fountain
  • Cerro del Alcázar, site of archaeological findings (such as Punic-Libyan coins) and of remains, such as remains of the fortress from which the town takes its name.

Tourism[edit]

Located inside the Doñana, one of Spain’s most important national parks and wildlife reserves, Aznalcazar is a great gateaway for ecotourism and Sevilla. The town has one small hotel, one casa rural (bed & breakfast alike hotel) and one Spanish language school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard J. A. Talbert et al (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World Princeton University Press. Map 26, D4.

External links[edit]

  • Aznalcázar - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía

Coordinates: 37°18′N 6°15′W / 37.300°N 6.250°W / 37.300; -6.250