Écija Palacio Peñaflor

Seville enchants

The fountain is of a rustic nature and can be found on the estate of the same name in a setting of great environmental value three kilometres from the town. It is located between the towns of Olivares and Salteras. It can be accessed by the Alcalá road parallel to the road to the Aljarafesa deposits, 1 km from the road from Salteras to Olivares. 

They are named after the door through which the water entered Seville (Puerta de Carmona), as this liquid came from the Santa Lucía spring in Alcalá de Guadaíra. Seville was supplied by an aqueduct formed by brick arches in two superimposed orders. This work has always generated debate about its Muslim or Roman origin.

This is a spring that has traditionally been used to water vegetable gardens. The aqueduct served to make the water gain height so that it could move the stone used to grind the grain. The construction material used suggests that it was built during the period of Almohad domination, and it was in operation until the late 19th or early 20th century.

The park is located in a municipally-owned farm with the same name, on the northernmost foothills of the Aljarafe Cornice the Aljarafe. The most outstanding feature of this green area is semi-free-ranging farm animals that captivate the youngest visitors. They often come to feed the animals, having become part of a local tradition.