Romerías

Seville enchants

The Hacienda de Santa Ana, built on the site of a modest farmhouse, has the typical architecture of the Aljarafe Alto estates in the province of Seville. Located in Fuente Street, this is the most significant architectural and heritage building in Tomares. It is now the Town Hall. It also serves as the hub for Tomares’ social and cultural life.

The first reference to the “Concejo” in charge of the town’s political-administrative governance dates back to the 15th century. At that time, there were two mayors, two judicial officers, a bailiff, a crown-appointed officer and several aldermen.

The façade of the Plaza de Andalucía dates back to the latter half of the 20th century. The building typifies Andalusian rationalist architecture. The ensemble comprised of the Town Hall, Plaza de Andalucía, Marchena, Victoria and Sevilla streets, and the Plaza del Cabildo is the real nerve centre and one of the town’s most beautiful cityscapes. 

This 18th-century building was the communal granary until the second half of this century. It was also home to the municipal administrative offices. Today, it is the Town Hall, and visitors can admire the beautiful groin vaults, typical of the colonial-baroque style.

The Lisbon earthquake destroyed the old town hall. In 1763, it was decided to appoint two architects to build a new building. The project submitted to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts by the local master-builder Alonso Ruiz Florindo was rejected owing to its baroque style. The design that was ultimately accepted was by Ventura Rodríguez, the Court’s chief architect.

The Palace of the Counts of Castellar, which holds the Town Hall, was built between the 15th and 16th centuries. However, it was reduced to rubble in 1977.

A 17th-century stately house that is currently used for municipal offices.

An attractive 17th-century building acquired by the Aznalcázar Town Hall that currently houses several municipal offices.

This building is also home to the Doñana National Park Information Desk in Aznalcázar.

It is located on Juan Carlos I Avenue and has an unmistakable Andalusian flair.