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Villaverde del Río, a riverside town with unparalleled charm 

Villaverde del Río is a town in Vega del Guadalquivir whose natural surroundings will amaze you. Enjoy this beautiful area and the River Guadalquivir –Andalusia’s Rio Grande– that flows through the town. It is also a prime spot for fishing. Admire the beauty of Las Calderas with several waterfalls, fed by the Siete Arroyos stream. Discover the area and its fascinating routes by bike, on foot or horse. 

Relish the tranquillity and quality of life of this riverside town with its deep-rooted traditions. One of these traditions is the Romería del Convento, a religious pilgrimage celebrated in May in honour of Nuestra Señora de Aguas Santas. The celebration dates back to the 16th century and has been declared an event of National Tourist Interest. 

Explore this beautiful town with its own unique cuisine, including boronías, and menudillos y las tripas de estorninos. Delicious piñonates, gañotes and artisan bread round off its culinary offer. 

Visit Villaverde del Río, a riverside town with unparalleled charm. 


Getting to Villaverde del Río

If you travel by car from Seville, take the A-8009 road and then the A-8004. When you reach Brenes, take the A-462 towards Villaverde del Río. You will arrive at your destination soon after. 

The nearest train station is Brenes. The C1 and C3 Cercanías lines from Seville stop there. You can take a taxi or bus to Villaverde del Río. You can also travel by bus from the Macarena neighbourhood in Seville.


Getting around

Hike through Villaverde del Río’s beautiful natural surroundings or, if you prefer, go horse riding or cycle. The best option for discovering the town centre is to stroll through its streets. You can comfortably explore it on foot, as it is a small town.


Reasons to visit

  • Enjoy the unique natural surroundings of Las Calderas, where you will come across several waterfalls and pools fed by the Siete Arroyos Stream. One of the waterfalls is 6 metres high. 
  • If you are an outdoor sports enthusiast, Villaverde del Río’s natural surroundings offer hiking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing and fishing. Just choose your favourite activity. 
  • Climb the mountain known as Mesa Redonda and enjoy a fantastic view of the Vega del Guadalquivir region. 
  • In May, experience the Romería del Convento, a religious pilgrimage in honour of Nuestra Señora de Aguas Santas. It is one of the oldest traditions in Andalusia and has been declared an event of National Tourist Interest. 
  • In July, do not miss the traditional Festival del Melocotón, a flamenco festival that has been going for over 15 years. 


What to see 

Start your tourist route at the Purísima Concepción Parish Church in Plaza de Blas Infante. The church houses valuable gold and silver artefacts, as well as 16th to 19th-century paintings, including the Virgen de Aguas Santas, the town’s patron saint, and a Byzantine statue to which many local people have a special devotion. 

Opposite the church is the Town Hall. There are still brick vaults in the basement that were once part of by the town’s old pósito, or granary. Continue along Villaverde del Río’s lovely streets and squares and admire the historical balconied façades. 

On the outskirts stands the Shrine to the Virgen de Aguas Santas, home to a replica of the patron saint, after whom it is named. This Shrine was commissioned by Saint Isidore on the spot where, according to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd in the 7th century. The original statue of the Virgin is in the village church. Each May, a simpecado is carried to the Shrine in pilgrimage. The history of Our Lady of Aguas Santas is fascinating. Why not ask the people of Villaverde del Río about it? Many of them are devoted to her because they say she performs miracles. 

Now, take a walk through the Las Calderas nature area to admire its waterfalls and pools, fed by the Siete Arroyos Stream. The last of these waterfalls is known as La Olla and is 6 metres high. The ruins of Villaverde del Río Castle are located at the confluence of this stream with the River Guadalquivir.

You can also climb the mountain known as Mesa Redonda and admire the stunning views of Vega del Guadalquivir. Lastly, relax on the banks of the river and, if you enjoy fishing, make the most of this beautiful fishing spot. 


Places to visit

  1. Shrine to Nuestra Señora de Aguas Santas
  2. Purísima Concepción Parish Church 
  3. Las Calderas waterfalls and Mesa Redonda 
  4. Ruins of the Medieval Castle


Surroundings

Villaverde del Río is located 31 kilometres from Seville in the Guadalquivir-Doñana tourism region. The Guadalquivir, Viar and Siete Arroyos rivers flow through the immediate surroundings of the town.

Comarca
Guadalquivir-Doñana
Extension
41.00 Km²
Altitude
18.00 m
No. of inhabitants
7.797

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