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La Rinconada


La Rinconada, nestled along the River Guadalquivir

Explore La Rinconada, a unique town in the Guadalquivir region, which gets its name from the bend of the River Guadalquivir on which it is located. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this town, and its hamlet, San José de La Rinconada, have a rich architectural heritage. The town centre was consolidated with the arrival of the railway in the 1930s. It has grown each year since then owing to increased employment at the local sugar factory. 

Visit both areas to get a feel for the people. You cannot understand one without the other. Enjoy the local traditions, festivals and cuisine, shaped by its riverside location. Oranges and extra virgin olive oil are the star products. The landscape of olive and orange groves defines people’s daily life in the Vega del Guadalquivir. This town has the only olive cultivar museum in the world, as well as a perfectly preserved 17th-century oil mill. 

Come and discover one of Seville’s most remarkable archaeological and palaeontological findings. Head to Cerro Macareno, an artificial mound that is one of Andalusia’s most significant historical sites. 

Visit this town on the River Guadalquivir for an unforgettable experience.

Getting to La Rinconada

If you travel by car from Seville, take the A-8009 for about 20 minutes until you reach La Rinconada.

If you travel by train, take the C1 and C3 Cercanías lines from Santa Justa Station in Seville. You can also take the M-111, M-112, M-115 and M-124 bus lines run by Seville’s Transport Consortium from Plaza de Armas station. 

Getting around

The best way to discover the town is on foot. If you want to explore the hamlet of San José de La Rinconada, walk down the boulevard that links the two towns. You can also take the intercity buses that run between La Rinconada and the hamlet’s train station. 

Alternatively, there is a taxi service, or bring your bike and cycle around the natural surroundings of this riverside town. 

Reasons to visit

  • Visit La Rinconada Museum of Archaeology and Palaeontology. You will be amazed by the ceramic utensils and fossils excavated at Cerro Macareno, the town’s artificial hill.
  • Stroll through El Majuelo Peri-urban Park. Watch different species of birds or enjoy the picnic area. There is also an Environmental Education Centre where you can learn about the local flora and fauna. 
  • Head to Hacienda Guzmán where you can see the 17th-century olive oil mill and visit the Olive Grove Museum, the only one in the world dedicated to all varieties of olives. 
  • Visit and learn about aeronautics at the Aeropolis Aerospace Technology Park. The only one in Europe dedicated exclusively to the aerospace industry.
  • Do you like remote-controlled cars? San José de La Rinconada is home to Andalusia’s largest Radio Control Racing Circuit. 
  • Come in June for the Feria de La Rinconada and in May for the one in the hamlet, La Jira de San José de La Rinconada. These are the main festivals in both towns. 
  • Admire the beautiful artworks in gold, silver and wax, traditional artisan crafts in the town. 
  • Enjoy the delicious cuisine based on stews and local products, such as oranges and extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Be sure to come to the Carnival and the concurso de agrupaciones in February. The locals live the week intensely.
  • What better to have fun on Father’s Day than head to San José de La Rinconada for the festival honouring the patron saint and watch the procession through the streets. 
  • San José de La Rinconada also has one of the largest outlet malls in the province. 

What to see 

Start your visit at the Plaza de España, in the old town. The Town Hall was built in the early 20th century, at the height of the construction boom, for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition in Seville. The regionalist style architecture of the building was popularised by Aníbal González.

Also in this square is the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Church, a 15th-century Mudejar temple. Be sure to explore the main altarpiece and other impressive gold- and silverwork artefacts. 

Head now to Cerro Macareno, and discover a tell or artificial mound formed from the accumulated archaeological remains of generations of different cultures that have lived in La Rinconada. However, if you want to see the findings from the site, go to the museum in the hamlet of San José de La Rinconada. 

If you come by car, it will take about eight minutes. Alternatively, if you walk, it will take just under an hour. There is also an intercity bus. The Museum of Archaeology and Palaeontology is located at Calle Vereda de Chapatales. It is divided into three thematic rooms: one with artefacts such as oil lamps and bowls; another with fossils and bones used as weapons; and the last one dedicated to the history of the site. 

Last but not least, take a break in El Majuelo Peri-urban Park, where you can use the picnic area to enjoy a barbecue. While there, also visit the Environmental Education Centre to learn about the local flora and fauna. The town also has two other important parks: Dehesa Boyal and Las Graveras.

Places to visit

  1. Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Church
  2. Francisco Sousa Museum of Archaeology and Palaeontology
  3. Town Hall 
  4. Cerro Macareno
  5. Antonio Gala Cultural Centre
  6. Town Cultural Centre
  7. El Majuelo Park
  8. Santa María Parish Church 
  9. El Cáñamo Tower
  10. Dehesa Boyal Park
  11. Las Graveras Park


La Rinconada is barely 16 kilometres from Seville in the Guadalquivir-Doñana tourist region. The town is located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir. It gets its name from the angle formed by the river at the bend. 

139.50 Km²
12.00 m
No. of inhabitants


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