If there is one town that still preserves the name coined by the Arabs, it is Aznalcázar. Its name was ‘Hazn-al-cazar,’ the high fortress, first founded by the Romans as a defensive bastion between the Guadalquivir marshlands and the Sevillian Aljarafe. It enjoys a privileged location, in the heart of Doñana National Park, 15,000 hectares of which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The combination of architectural remains and everyday life gives a unique charm to this Sevillian town. An example of this is the Arco de la Pescadería, the ancient entrance to the walled city which is now a passageway between houses. What is truly amazing is the pine-covered landscape washed by the Guadiamar Green Corridor. Thousands of pilgrims cross the famous Vado del Quema ford every May to attend the El Rocío Pilgrimage.
A unique place that you will love for its nature, location and history. Come and discover Aznalcázar.
The A-49 motorway, which links Seville with Huelva is the best way to reach Aznalcázar by road. At the Benacazón exit, take the bypass towards the A-473 road leading directly to Aznalcázar.
Buses run regularly throughout the day to Aznalcázar from Plaza de Armas Bus Station in Seville.
If you go by train, take the C5 line from Seville to Benacazón Station, from where you can take a bus or taxi to Aznalcázar, which is 10 kilometres away.
Aznalcázar offers hiking routes along the Guadiamar Green Corridor. If you enjoy sports, you can also explore the natural landscape by bike or on horseback.
A stroll through its streets is the best way to learn about its historical heritage. Only then will you discover the hidden charms in its beautiful nooks and crannies.
You can enjoy both historical heritage and natural surroundings at Aznalcázar. It is privileged to be located within Doñana Natural Park, surrounded by invaluable nature.
To find out more about the surroundings, visit both the José Antonio Valverde Visitor Centre and the Guadiamar Green Corridor. At the latter, you can see the river’s course and the lush forest it flows through, as well as an ancient Roman bridge. However, if you want to experience nature first-hand, you can walk the Buitrago Botanic Park trail. You will feel the freshness of its abundant greenery while relaxing at the barbecue and picnic area.
Another option is to experience the charm of the town centre. Don’t forget to walk through the Arco de la Pescadería, the old entrance to the fortress. The ‘Arquillo’ is one of the most picturesque spots in Aznalcázar. This will take you to Cerro del Alcázar, the upper section of the town, where there are a few remains of the castle. The best part is the views.
If you are passionate about art, you can see works by Martínez Montañés and Zurbarán in San Pablo Church. It is the oldest and most important church in the town and still preserves the Arab tower. To finish your visit, we recommend that you relax at Fuente Vieja Park, where the 18th century tiled fountain and its viewpoint are great attractions for visitors.
Aznalcázar is only 27 kilometres from Seville. The town has a privileged location inside Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Guadiamar River, a tributary of the River Guadalquivir, flowing through its lands. The main crops are olives and stone fruits, like nectarines and peaches.