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Salteras, a town with an olive-growing tradition and musical culture 

The town of Salteras is just half an hour from Seville, in the north of Aljarafe. This charming town is well-known across the province for its musical bands. Come and discover the town’s historical heritage, including the Nuestra Señora de la Oliva Church, Hacienda del Mayorazgo and La Alberquilla fountain, excellent examples of the region’s olive-growing tradition. 

Salteras’ festivals are also a powerful tourist attraction. The celebration in honour of Our Lady of the Olive, in February, is the most eagerly awaited. The Feria and Corpus Christi take place in August. Salteras is one of few Sevillian towns, together with Umbrete, that does not celebrate this religious event in spring.

Salteras also boasts an exquisite cuisine. If you are a gourmet, there is a variety of restaurants whose speciality is grilled meat. Be sure to try the hare rice and chickpeas with cod, both typical of Salteras. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, try the barcos de sidra. You will undoubtedly come back for more!


Getting to Salteras

If you are travelling from Seville by car, take the A-8077 motorway. It will only take about half an hour. 

You can also travel by train from Seville. The C5 Cercanías line stops at Salteras Station. If you prefer to take a bus, the M-175 intercity line regularly runs from Plaza de Armas Bus Station in Seville.


Getting around

Salteras is not a big town, so it is best visited on foot. If you have a bike, you can also cycle through the natural surroundings or us the bike lane to visit neighbouring towns, such as Valencina de la Concepción.


Reasons to visit

  • Visit the Virgen de la Oliva Chapel and learn about the sacred olive tree and the history of the building.
  • Do you like music? Enjoy the performance of the Nuestra Señora de La Oliva Philharmonic Association and the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Philharmonic Society during the local festivals. Both musical groups are reputed institutions across Andalusia. 
  • Visit the Cartuja de Sevilla Pickman Museum to see their extensive collection of Sevillian ceramics.
  • Located between Olivares and Salteras is the Arabic fountain of La Alberquilla. If you are cycling or hiking in the area, cool off in it.
  • Are you a thrill-seeker? Dare to run in front of the fire bull at Salteras’ Feria. It is handmade and stuffed with fireworks. 
  • Relax in the Chorrito Park picnic area. Enjoy the natural landscape, bring a picnic, and spend a pleasant day in the heart of nature. 
  • Take a guided tour of the handmade hat factory in Salteras, Fernández y Roche. It is one of ten such factories in the world. The machinery is over 100 years old.


What to see 

Start your visit at the Plaza de España, where you will find the Mudejar-style Santa María de la Oliva Parish Church. Do not miss the impressive baroque paintings and sculptures inside, as well as goldwork and Visigoth tombstone from the year 520. 

A few metres away is the Virgen de la Oliva Chapel, the patron saint of Salteras. This is one of the most significant monuments in the town, built over a former shrine. The current confraternity house was a hospital. Ask about the history of the sacred olive tree, from which the statue of the Virgin Mary takes its name. 

If you are hungry, go to a local tavern. The town’s signature dish is grilled meat, so be sure to try it. However, if you prefer to eat outdoors, you can go to the Chorrito Park picnic area, a 10-minute walk from the Town Hall.

On the outskirts of the town is the famous Cartuja de Sevilla Pickman Museum, home to an extensive collection of ceramics made by this renowned Sevillian firm. 


Places to visit

  1. Virgen de la Oliva Chapel
  2. El Mayorazgo Hacienda, now Casa de la Cultura
  3. Santa María de la Oliva Parish Church
  4. Cartuja de Sevilla Pickman Museum
  5. La Alberquilla Arabic fountain
  6. Shrine to the Vera Cruz
  7. Chorrito Park

Surroundings

Salteras is only 12 kilometres from Seville, atop a small hill in the Aljarafe region. The Cárcava del Chorrito Environmental Park is noteworthy for its natural surroundings. It is the perfect place to relax and admire the landscape. 

Comarca
Aljarafe
Extension
57.50 Km²
Altitude
152.00 m
No. of inhabitants
5.477
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