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Hacienda La Peregrina

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This estate sits on a low hill, next to a stream that flows into the River Pudio, on the edge of the town of Bormujos. The stately house on the estate is reached via the road that connects Bormujos with Mairena del Aljarafe, which passes through the La Peregrina residential development.

The Hacienda Nuestra Señora del Rosario, commonly known as La Peregrina, has a unique layout for a Sevillian hacienda. It is arranged around a central courtyard with a well with the following inscription on its arch: “This estate, named after Our Lady of the Rosary or La Peregrina, was founded by the Honourable Francisco Javier de Tovar, General Minister for Commerce, Currency and Mines and member of San Telmo Parliament. March 1759”. It is privately owned. The first hydraulic press was installed in the mill in 1928. It would be exhibited the following year at the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition in Seville. 

Despite its advanced state of neglect and disrepair, the splendour and vitality of the past can still be felt through the impressive size of its core buildings, such as the primary residence, the oil mill and the wine press, with their associated counterweight towers topped by belvederes. The complex still preserves specific features of its urban Baroque architecture.

Other information/notes:

Listed in the General Catalogue of Andalusian Historical Heritage (Official Andalusian Gazette No. 9 of 21 January 1997, page 596).

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