Herrera is located just south from Estepa in the Sierra Sur. The River Genil runs through this charming town. Herrera has one of the Seville’s best-preserved ensemble of Roman villas, known as the Conjunto Termal de Herrera (Herrera Thermae Site). This archaeological site is one of many found in the municipal district. Indeed, all the civilisations that shaped our history passed through these lands.
Today, Herrera remains a friendly agricultural town that upholds its traditions, including the rostrillos at Holy Week. During this event, the people of Herrera create biblical face masks that are worn during the processions.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere and delectable cuisine that this beautiful town bordering the province of Córdoba has to offer. Sample the salmorejo majado, and satisfy your sweet tooth with ochios and tortas de aceite.
Come and visit this beautiful town in the Sierra Sur.
If you travel by car from Seville, take the A-92 motorway. Take exit 106 at Estepa and enter the A-318 Olivar motorway towards Herrera.
If you go by train, the high-speed train between Málaga and Córdoba stops at the Puente Genil-Herrera Station, just 3 kilometres away. You can also travel by bus from Prado de San Sebastián station in Seville.
The best way to discover Herrera is to stroll through the old town. Alternatively, you can also go hiking or cycling around the natural surroundings.
Start your visit at Santiago el Mayor Parish Church on Calle Iglesia. This temple has an impressive dome and Baroque altarpiece, as well as the first Christ the Nazarene by the famous Andalusian sculptor Antonio Castillo Lastrucci.
Head now to Calle Camino de las Eras and visit Municipal Museum of Ancient Medicine. This museum has a remarkable collection of medical instruments. Be sure to explore the archaeological remains that were excavated nearby.
Continue to the Plaza de España, where you will find the baroque Shrine to La Concepción. Visit the temple or take a break in a local bar or café before you leave the town to continue enjoying your sightseeing tour.
About five minutes away by car or 22 minutes on foot, is the Herrera Thermae Site. This archaeological site, which was discovered in the 1990s, was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2007. You will be amazed by the luxurious Roman baths with their marble-lined pools and large mosaics. Ideally, take a guided tour to learn about its history.
The Alhonoz Arab fortress, located 10 kilometres from Herrera, is another fascinating monument. The castle still preserves its walls, despite its state of disuse.
Herrera is 120 kilometres from Seville in the Sierra Sur region. Its municipal district, through which the River Genil River runs, borders the province of Córdoba to the east. Herrera enjoys a privileged location in the geographical centre of Andalusia.