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Los Corrales, a quintessential Sierra Sur town

Los Corrales, located in the Sierra Sur, is the perfect place for a getaway. A peaceful, rural town with whitewashed houses and clean streets. A town of kind people, sample the local delicacies in the many bars. Be sure to try the goronías, a chickpeas and bean or cabbage stew, and asparagus or golden thistle scrambled eggs. 

Enjoy the outstanding natural surroundings in Seville’s Sierra Sur. Walk in the mountains around the River Blanco and Arroyo de la Fuente del Esparto. The Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Good Success, the patron saint of Los Corrales, takes place near this stream in March. Discover the legend about the apparition of this highly revered figure. 

Do not miss other festivals such as the Feria de Agosto, famous in the region because it coincides with the Sierra Sur Flamenco Festival. Learn about the history of this town. Rumour has it that it was a strategic point for livestock trade in the south of Seville, ruled by the Duke of Osuna. 

Visit Los Corrales, a quintessential Sierra Sur town. 


Getting to Los Corrales

If you travel by car from Seville, take the A-92 motorway. At Osuna, take exit 84 to enter the A-378. You will reach Los Corrales in a few minutes. 

The nearest train station is Osuna. From here, you can take a taxi or a bus to Los Corrales. If you travel by bus, go to Plaza de Armas Station in Seville and take a bus to the Sierra Sur with a stop in Los Corrales. 


Getting around

This town is perfect for walking or hiking through its natural surroundings. You can also bring your bike and go cycling through the Sierra Sur. 


Reasons to visit

  • Experience the traditional Feria de Agosto and the Sierra Sur Flamenco Festival, a musical event that has been around for over 30 years. 
  • Enjoy one of the hiking routes through the natural surroundings of La Fuente del Esparto. The pilgrimage to the Shrine to La Virgen del Buensuceso takes place here in March.
  • Do you enjoy trying unusual dishes? Taste the goronías typical of Los Corrales. They are delicious with beans or cabbage. 
  • Visit the Cortijo-Ruinas de Repla where you can see the remains of a fortification, many ceramic fragments and large mounds of slag. Some archaeologists argue that this settlement had links to the Roman town of Ilipa or Ilipula Minor. 
  • Enjoy the countryside at the Ana Reverte Riding School. Go horse riding, stay overnight or try the delicious local cuisine at the restaurant. 


What to see 

Start your visit at the Plaza Diamantino Acosta in the town centre, home to the oldest building in Los Corrales, the Santiago Apóstol Church

This 18th-century neoclassical temple has three naves. The main altarpiece holds a sculpture of Jesus Christ by the Sevillian sculptor Rafael Laparte. It also houses the statue of the patron saint, Our Lady of Good Success. The pilgrimage and festival in her honour are in May. The sculpture is the most highly revered in the town. Any local will be happy to tell you the legend surrounding their patron saint.

Admire the church and its dome, the enormous painting of the day of Pentecost and the marble baptismal font donated by the Duke of Osuna in the 18th century. 

Take a leisurely stroll through the clean streets lined with whitewashed houses. Go to the bars or restaurants to try the delicious cuisine. Take a break to regain your energy. 

Last but not least, come and explore the natural surroundings of Arroyo de la Fuente del Esparto, where the pilgrimage takes place. There is also a picnic area. You can also go to the Riding School. They organise horse-riding routes around Los Corrales. There are myriad ways to enjoy this town’s charming countryside in the Sierra Sur. 


Places to visit

  1. Santiago el Mayor Parish Church
  2. Shrine to La Virgen del Buensuceso


Surroundings

Los Corrales is 111 kilometres from Seville in the Sierra Sur region, bordering the province of Málaga. The Sierra de los Almadenes and the River Blanco are part of its municipal district. 

Comarca
Sierra Sur
Extension
67.00 Km²
Altitude
385.00 m
No. of inhabitants
3.958
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