Mantecados

Seville, beautiful and diverse

The Nuevas Poblaciones de Cañada Rosal Interpretation Centre is located in the municipally-owned farm known as “La Suerte”. This centre is an essential reference point for gaining insight into the unique historical circumstances in the 18th century that made possible the arrival of European settlers, primarily Germans, to the heart of Andalusia to transforms wastelands into lively towns.

This stately neoclassical house from the second half of the 18th century belonged to the Sargeant family. The first member of this Sevillian family was Felipe Sargeant. His son, Felipe Sargeant y Salcedo (1744-1788), held the title of I Marquis of Monteflorido, granted by King Carlos III in 1770.

This temple, opened in March 1769, was the first building constructed in this village. Due to the epidemic of “Tercianas” or malaria, the church was used as a hospital for men and renamed “Juan Bautista Alvitt”.

It is a typical baroque church built during Pablo de Olavide’s repopulation initiative under King Carlos III.

The current Town Hall was originally a Jesuit school, to which the El Salvador Church also belonged. The convent was completed in 1621.

During the reign of Carlos III, the Jesuits were dispossessed of their property in this city and the building became a lodge.    

 The Carlos III Bridge crosses the Guadaíra river on the stretch closest to the old town, where several roads converge since medieval times.

It is popularly known as the Roman Bridge because its construction, dated post 15th century, was built in a place where there is proof of an existing Roman structure, although it is not externally visible. 

Originally, it was an isolated farmhouse separated from the original town of El Saucejo. From the 17th century onwards, it was used by the Society of Jesus and after the expulsion of the Order by Charles III it became private property. The building includes a house, a chapel, two mill towers and several farm buildings around a courtyard.