Santiponce Itálica


An immense legacy waiting to be discovered

Plaza de la Recovera


The square was built in honour of the working women. The statue in the centre of the square, a woman with a basket and a bag in her hand, represents the “recovera” woman. These women travelled daily to Seville, many with their small children, carrying the produce of local market gardens. They went house to house selling the products. Frequently, the products also came from the gardens of other women in the village who were in the same condition. Therefore, a solidarity economy of sorts was established between the market gardeners and these women with a clear gender dimension. 

The “recoveras” were significant drivers of the local economy and its social life. This activity continues to influence the entrepreneurial spirit of the local population even today.


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