“The Roman legacy in Seville” is a journey through the traces of Rome’s passage through the city and its province, which shows the visitor all the Monumental and Artistic Heritage that we treasure of this civilisation that once colonised and directed the known world.
The Washington Irving Route follows the footprints of the American romantic writer and diplomat in 1829, fascinated by the richness and the exoticism of the Hispano-Arabic civilisation together with his admiration for the figure of Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America.
The province of Seville has an important wine tradition based, mainly, on the production of white wines, grape juices, brandies and liquors. The rich heritage and the beauty of the unique natural landscapes of the province of Seville combine with its unique gastronomy and wine production to create an unbeatable tourist destination.
After leaving the church of Santiago de Alcalá de Guadaíra, admiring the sight of the old late 19th century British factory of Adufe and following the flow of the river, you arrive in Seville.
After walking through the streets and squares of Utrera, you first take a paved road and then a dirt track towards Alcalá, following the River Guadaíra to your right. Then you will start the ascent to the Cuesta Carretilla to pass through the pine forests of Oromana and cross the two bridges over the river Guadaíra, one of them from Roman times, into the old town.
The Camino de Santiago from Cádiz to Seville links the city of Cadiz and towns in the Bay of Cadiz with Seville, where it links up with the Vía de la Plata (Silver Route). It does so by following, as far as possible, the route of the Roman Via Augusta.