History

The origin of this village goes back to the Turdulos who founded Irippo between the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Coins from this period have been recovered. Its name changed to Coripo under Roman dominion.  It was a border zone between the Christian and Granadine kingdoms. At the end of the last century, it became an independent council, away from the administration of Moron de la Frontera. In 1894 it was recognised as a villa.

Festivals

  • Carnaval. One Saturday in February.
  • Patron Saint Fiesta in honour of San Pedro.  Takes place at the end of June.
  • Quema de Judas (Burning Judas).  Celebrated on Easter Sunday, this event consists of repeatedly shooting at a cloth and straw doll, which contains a little bit of petrol, until it begins to blaze. The doll represents a figure that has become widely known for having done a bad deed over the year.  An artificial orchard (representing the olive grove of Gethsemane) is also built on the Plaza de San Pedro.
  • Romería de Fátima.   Held in mid-May at the recreation ground of the Chaparro de la Vega in honour of the Virgin of Fátima.  Numerous carts take part, with prizes for the prettiest, and also the best riders.  The whole village comes together for a great day out in the countryside.

Gastronomy

The most highly recommended dishes include asparagus and golden thistle stew and puchero con tagarninas (thistle stew) as well as all sorts of game dishes (e.g. rabbit, partridge, etc.) and locally- made chacinas (chorizo, morcilla…). Confectionary includes hornazos, roscos de vino (wine rings), pestiños (fritters) and polvorones (“powdery cakes”).

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