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Towns and villages in the province of Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Seville is the largest and most densely populated province in Andalucia. Its capital city, Seville is also the capital of Andalucia. The province is favoured by the presence of the Rio Guadalquiver that flows through it from east to west with the mountains of the Sierra Morena to the north. At the city of Seville, a major port 70 kilometres from the sea, the river bends south, passes through the Donana and into Huelva Province. A large part of the province lies on the fertile deposits of the Rio Guadalquiver, not surprising then that agriculture has always been of great importance. Even though most of the province is farmed, Seville manages to have the largest Natural Park in Andalucia, the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park. Here you can explore mountain paths wending through lush Mediterranean vegetation. It also has the reputed hottest place, Ecija, known as ‘The Frying Pan of Andalucia’. Romans, Moors and Christians have all been here and contributed to the architecture, customs and gastronomy. The famous Spanish fighting bulls are bred here and graze in fields studded with ancient holm oaks.

Málaga - Capital of the Province

The Greek geographer, Strabo, makes the first mention of a Greek settlement called Mainake and positioned it in southeast Spain somewhere around 800 BC. During the period 900 to 500 BC the Greeks and Phoenicians were expanding their trading networks. Both seafaring powers first established trade contacts. The Greeks then integrated with the local populace and Emporia, or trading stations, were built. It was possible for Emporia to grow into fully fledged Greek city states. It is unlikely that Mainake ever achieved full city status but it does have the distinction, according to Strabo, of being the furthest Emporia west from the Greek homelands. There must have been an amount of cooperation between the Greeks and Phoenicians since the latter had many more colonies and both traded with the Tartessians. The history of Mainake is a little blurred, nobody knows exactly where it was, how close to present day Málaga it was, when it was founded or how long it lasted. More....


Towns and villages in Málaga

Places to go, things to do and days out in Málaga Province

Museums and Galleries in Málaga Province

National Parks in Málaga Province

Cycling in Málaga Province

Walking in Málaga Province

Birdwatching and twitching in Málaga Province