Écija Palacio Peñaflor

Seville enchants

Peñaflor’s flour factory was an industrial benchmark for the town between the late 19th and mid-20th centuries. Not only because of the activity developed, but also because it represents a remarkable legacy that -in historical terms- represents a significant part of the history and the human and professional experiences of that time. 

This town’s bread is a delight thanks to this bakery. They have elevated the well-kneaded dough made with flour, water, yeast and salt into an art form.

This family business, specialising in the artisan production of breadsticks, was founded in 1968 by Francisco Castilla Gordillo, the pioneer in breadsticks in this area. This tradition is now passed down from generation to generation.

The Harinera, flour mill, is situated at the end of a large triangular landscaped area. The building is particularly beautiful, despite its architectural style, which is typical of the first industrial buildings erected. A three-storey, rectangular factory with an elongated and narrow floor plan.