Washington Irving Route. The Andalusian legacy.
Washington Irving (1783-1859), a North American Romantic writer and traveller, arrived in Spain in 1828 on a diplomatic visit. His first stop was Seville, where he discovered the Andalusian heritage. Fascinated by Andalusia exoticism, he began a route in 1928 between Seville and Granada following the footsteps of Hispanic-Arabs ancestors through a medieval path, walking the 250 kilometres that separates Seville from Granada.
At the present time, the route he took in 1829 has indications in all the villages where it passes through, combining cities, monuments, archaeological remains, rural community, gastronomy...
the itinerary goes all the way through villages where bandoleros like Siete Niños de Écija or José Maria El Tempranillo used to live during the 19th century.
Villages where the rout goes through:
Seville, Alcalá de Guadaira, Carmona, Marchena, Écija, Osuna, Estepa, La Roda de Andalucía, Fuente de Piedra, Humilladero, Mollina. Vega de Antequera, Archidona, Loja, Huétor-Tajar, Alhama de Granada, Moraleda de Zafayona, Montefrío, Íllora, Fuente Vaqueros, Chauchina, Santa Fe y Granada.
Information points at the tourist offices throughout the route.
Baetic Romana Route
The traveller is guided by Teóphoros, a citizen from the 2nd century, all the way through this Roman route you can see the remains and constructions of the past, getting to know the changes each place experienced after the Romans settled.
Since the 3rd century up to the 5th century of our era, the Bética was one of the most important and influential of the Roman Empires. Known for the mining and agricultural production, this province represented a fundamental piece in the occidental Roman world consolidation, one of the most important civilizations of the contemporary world, with some of the most important emperors like Trajano and Adriano or essential intellectuals for our culture like Seneca.
The route along the province of Seville integrates the town halls of Santipone, Carmona, Osuna, Marchena, La Luisiana and Ecija.
Almodóvar del Río, Córdoba, Montoro, Almedinilla, Jerez, Cádiz and Tarifa are other municipalities that constitute the route.
The entire route has the approval of the Council of Seville, Córdoba and Cádiz, as well as the Tourism and Culture Council.
The promotional material and information can be found in the Tourist Offices of all the associated towns, the Tourist Council, Museums and Archaeological monuments that form the Bética Romana Route.
Artealia. Monumental Countryside.
Locality with a monumental cultural and touristic wide range in the province of Seville. Carmona, Ecija, Marchena and the Ducal village of Osuna belong to the route.
The same characteristics, due to a similar historical evolution, are the points in common between these communities, developing an economic based on agriculture and with a wide range of superb historical heritage.
Caminos de Pasión
This route is constituted by nine municipalities from the province of Seville, Malaga, Córdoba and Jaen. They are Marchena, Osuna, Estepa, Antequera, Puente Genil, Priego de Córdoba, Alcalá la Real, Lucena y Baena.
The aim is to bring together a diverse, large and rich heritage in a specific place, related thanks to Semana Santa (Holy Week) as the most traditional and rich expression in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.
Semana Santa (Holy Week) is a religious celebration associated to art expressions. Sculptors from the 16th, 17th and 18th century created real pieces of art worthy of admiration and deeply related to Andalusian culture.
Horse riding from Osuna to Ronda
A magical route in which you discover and enjoy the Verde Real of Osuna, travelling around unique landscapes surrounded by extraordinary century old olive trees, oaks, cork trees and the characteristic flora of the lower Mediterranean mountains, following the exclusive path that goes along the river Corbones up to its source in the small village of La Atalaya.
Going through opening and closing many gateways we will find horse breeding livestock on the, approximately, 80 kilometre journey.
As a result of the Andalusia’s landscape and scenery with its variety of cultural connotations that makes horse riding a much more gratifying experience. All along historical paths and on horses native to the land, you can enjoy an unforgettable two hour equestrian adventure.