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El Cuervo de Sevilla

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El Cuervo, a stopover on the old Vía Augusta

The beautiful town of El Cuervo, which belonged to Lebrija until the late 1990s, sits here in the Guadalquivir region. The town started to grow in the 18th century when it became a stopover on the Vía Augusta. This old Roman road connected Cádiz and Seville. Today, the N-IV motorway runs over this section of the old road.
 
The Casa de Postas is one of the few remaining buildings of the town’s scarce architectural heritage. You can also visit the San José Church and the Shrine to Nuestra Señora del Rosario. However, if you are a nature-lover, head to the nearby Los Tollos Lagoon. A place of beautiful scenery, where you can watch a variety of exotic birds, such as northern shoveler ducks and flamingoes.

El Cuervo is most famous for its artisanal bread, made with a traditional recipe. Try this delicious bread with different local dishes, including ajo frito and puchera. You will find them delicious.

Come and discover this beautiful Bajo Guadalquivir town for yourself. 


Getting to El Cuervo

If you travel by car, the fastest route is the N-IV motorway towards Cádiz. Follow the AP-4, in the same direction, get back on the N-IV at exit 53, and you will reach your destination.
You can also go by bus from the Plaza de Armas Bus Station. However, the bus line provides limited service.
If you prefer to go by rail, take the Cercanías train to Lebrija and then a bus to El Cuervo.


Getting around

The best way to discover El Cuervo is on foot and hiking on one of its routes. If you prefer, you can bring your bike. 


Reasons to visit

  • Visit the 18th-century Casa de Postas “El Molino”, the oldest building in the town, and nowadays a cultural centre.
  • Enjoy the Mosto Cuerveño Competition in December. An event that has been around for over 10 years. 
  • Immerse yourself in nature and explore some of the trails around Los Tollos Lagoon. 
  • Come to celebrate the Día del Pan and its Trade Fair in April. You will learn why this product has brought fame to the town. 
  • Take part in the Pilgrimage to the Shrine to Nuestra Señora del Rosario in May.
  • Spend a lovely day at the Rocío de la Cámara Park, and enjoy your lunch in its picnic area. 
  • If you like running, sign up for the Carrera Popular de El Cuervo in December. It has been taking place for over 20 years. 


What to see 

Begin the route at Avenida de Jerez, where the former Casa de Postas, and present-day cultural centre, is located. This is the oldest building in the town. It was a stopover for travellers on the Vía Augusta. 

Continue along Avenida de Cádiz until the Plaza de la Constitución, where the Town Hall is located. We recommend that you take a stroll around this square, rest on a bench or enjoy some tapas in one the bars. 

Your next stop is the San José Church, 5 minutes walk from the square. This temple houses sculptures of great value for the people of El Cuervo, including Our Lady of the Rosary, the patron saint.

Enjoy a hike in the natural environment and go to Los Tollos Lagoon. It is about 30 minutes on foot. If you prefer to go by car, it is a 10-minute drive. Once there, be sure to visit the Shrine to Nuestra Señora del Rosario. At the end of the lagoon is the Rocío de la Cámara Park, where you can have lunch and enjoy stunning views from the Shrine’s Viewpoint.


Places to visit

  1. Casa de Postas
  2. Shrine to Nuestra Señora del Rosario
  3. San José Parish Church
  4. Aula de la Naturaleza “Laguna de los Tollos”
  5. Los Tollos Lagoon
  6. Rocío de la Cámara Park


Surroundings

El Cuervo is 80 kilometres from Seville in the Guadalquivir-Doñana tourist region. It is located on the border between the provinces of Seville and Cádiz. This is a transition area between La Campiña and Las Marismas.

Comarca
Guadalquivir-Doñana
Extension
30.40 Km²
Altitude
59.00 m
No. of inhabitants
8.628
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