If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy nature and delicious cuisine, El Garrobo is the place for you. As one of the smallest towns in the province of Seville, El Garrobo is unique. You will feel that time has come to a standstill when you take in the beautiful surroundings of the Guadiamar and Rivera de Huelva rivers.
This small town has always been a transit area in the ancient Vía de la Plata; hence its excellent cuisine. Local delicacies include pestorejo, menudo and stews; mainly made with game meat and local Iberian pork. Quite a delight for the palate.
This picturesque town, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Morena, is also famous for its hiking routes. If you prefer, you can also cycle along the route.
Come and discover this charming town.
If you are travelling by car from Seville, take the A-66 Ruta de la Plata motorway, and then take exit 782 towards the N-630. Enter the N-433 to reach El Garrobo.
The town does not have a train station, but you can go by bus from Plaza de Armas Bus Station.
El Garrobo is the perfect place for walking, strolling and hiking in the beautiful natural surroundings. You can also bring your bike and cycle along the routes.
Visit La Concepción Parish Church. Its door bears witness to the destruction the town suffered during the French invasion in the 19th century. This Mudejar temple houses the statue of Our Lady of the Stars, the patron saint of El Garrobo. The festivals and pilgrimage in her honour are in August.
As you stroll through the streets, you will see the traditional whitewashed houses that give the town its charm. The Plaza de la Constitución, where the Town Hall is located, is the town centre and meeting point for locals. One of the landmarks preserved by El Garrobo is the old washhouses, where women used to hand wash the clothes.
The best attraction of the town is its natural surroundings. So, go ahead and enjoy a hiking or cycling route. For instance, the Fuente Abades Spring is three kilometres from the village in the farmstead known as Finca La Garranchosa. A place dear to the locals as the Pilgrimage of Our Lady of the Stars takes place here. Another route takes you to Las Pajanosas or Camino de Guillena. You will see pastures and farms breeding fighting bulls along both routes.
El Garrobo is 39 kilometres from Seville, in the Vía de la Plata region, on the foothills of Seville’s Sierra Morena.