As with other towns in Aljarafe, Mairena del Aljarafe was initially an Arab farmstead. Several buildings from its agricultural past have been preserved, including the haciendas that played an essential role in the town’s olive-growing history.
Today, however, little remains of the old rural town. In recent decades, Mairena del Aljarafe has become an industrial, commercial and service city, with extensive residential areas. Given its proximity to Seville and the quality of life it offers, Mairena del Aljarafe has become a popular commuter town. Its numerous parks and green spaces also give the city a unique charm.
Enjoy nature in the Porzuna Peri-urban Park or practise outdoor sports along the River Pudio Green Corridor. Stroll through its wide streets and discover the local history. Visit the church, La Prusiana Arch and Hacienda de Porzuna.
If you want to go shopping or enjoy leisure tourism, Mairena del Aljarafe has one of the region’s largest shopping centres. Moreover, be sure to come for the local Feria in June, the most eagerly awaited event by locals.
Come and discover Mairena del Aljarafe, the perfect historical town to live in.
If you travel by car from Seville, take the SE-30 ring road and get off at exit A15 towards the A-8058. Soon after, take the A-8057 on the right, and you will reach Mairena del Aljarafe.
Alternatively, take the Metro to Metromar, the last stop on Line 1 from Seville. You can also get there by bus from Plaza de Armas station in Seville. Several bus lines - M-142, M-151, M-152, M-153, M-154 and M-155- stop in Mairena del Aljarafe.
The best way to discover Mairena del Aljarafe is on foot. You can also cycle around the town or take the M-101 Aljarafe circular bus. There is also a taxi service.
Start your visit at the Plaza Blas Infante where the San Ildefonso Church, dedicated to the patron saint of Mairena del Aljarafe, is located. This 16th-century temple was originally a Mudejar chapel.
Continue strolling through the centre until you reach Calle Zurraque, where La Prusiana Arch is located. This monument is a landmark and once was the gateway of the 18th-century Hacienda La Prusiana. This arch is all that remains today. The old Hacienda Porzuna is another legacy of the town’s agricultural past. It has now been restored and currently houses municipal offices. Its surroundings extend into the Porzuna Peri-urban Park. This protected space includes a bio-healthy area, a botanical route, an area for dogs, as wells as barbecue and picnic areas.
Last but not least, go hiking along the stretch of the River Pudio Green Corridor that runs through Mairena del Aljarafe. You will love the scenery.
Mairena del Aljarafe is only 11 kilometres from Seville in the Aljarafe region. Its municipal district still preserves some historical haciendas from the town’s olive-growing past.