The origin of this village dates from 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.
Natural monument ‘Chaparro de la Vega’, a centennial oak tree located in the recreational area that has the same name.
- Carnivals. One Saturday in February.
- Patron Saint Fiesta, in honour of San Pedro. It takes place at the end of June.
- Quema de Judas (Burning Judas). Celebrated on Easter Sunday, this event consists of repeated 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 that year. An artificial orchard (representing the olive grove of Gethsemane) is also built at 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 one, and also the best riders too. The whole village comes together for a great day out in the countryside.
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…). Confectionery includes ‘hornazos’, roscos de vino (wine rings), pestiños (fritters) and polvorones (‘powdery cakes’). In addition, it is necessary to mention the local virgin olive oil.
MTB. In February
Cyclotourist and Crossing. In April
Cyclotourist and Night Cruise. In July
Other striking issues
In addition to hosting in its municipal term part of the route of the Sierra Greenway, since late 2014, the town has been part of the Camino de Santiago ‘Vía Serrana’. This route starts in Algeciras and coming onto Utrera, where it connects with the Vía Augusta. The pilgrims go into the municipal term of Coripe from the Greenway of the Mountain range up to the height of the Viaduct of Zaframagón. It heads for la Vía Verde direction Coripe Station until you reach the exit of the Coripe tunnel, where it comes across the A-8126 road in the direction of Coripe. Once you enter the town, you will find the Camino de Santiago ‘Vía Serrana’ perfectly signalled, with tiles with the yellow shell and arrows indicating the direction, as in the route that runs along the Sierra Greenway.
Betting from the locality by the Tourism of Nature there are several trails that branch off the recreational area ‘the Chaparro de la Vega’.
The names of the trails are:
- Route of the Majadillas
- Route of the Fountains (Founain of the Higuerón, Fountain of La Paloma and Fountain of La Cordona)