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Utrera’s Plaza del Altozano is a large square that sits in the heart of the historical centre of this Sevillian town. This square is the town’s most representative public space, its Main Square, where people come together to socialise.

This is a multi-purpose complex designed by the architect Aurelio Gómez Millán in 1940, which has a wide range of uses (devotional, educational, funerary and recreational), originally conceived by Cardinal Pedro Segura Sáenz.

The Food Market is located in the Plaza de Andalucía, a large square built in the 1950s. Highlights include the poly-lobed fountain with a wrought iron cross and the slender street lamps with tile-covered post bases with the coats of arms of the Andalusian provinces.

The Plaza or Mercado de Abastos was built in 1934. It follows in the tradition of municipal food markets that existed since the Middle Ages. There is written evidence that butcher and fishmonger’s shops existed since the late Middle Ages. The town council would lease the stalls on an annual basis so people could purchase food.

This is an expansion of the southern end of Victoria Street, creating an open space opposite the main façade of the Convent of Our Lady of Candles.     

Plaza de España is a square lined by the most emblematic buildings of Gines.

The Town Hall and Hacienda Torregines stand on the left side, where Calle Real meets the square. On the opposite side is the Nuestra Señora de Belén Church and Hacienda de Santa Rosalía.

This open space is the geographic and social heart of El Coronil. Popular street activities take place here. It is also the reference point of its urban fabric since the most important civil and religious buildings are located around it.