The Chaparro de la Vega is a specimen of oak of more than 200 years and of great dimensions (13 m high and 30m in diameter), located in the municipality of Coripe (Seville), in the surroundings of the South Mountain of Seville.
Its outstanding dimensions make this specimen a clear reference for the villagers who have made it a witness of their daily life. Under its shadow, various fun and festive activities take place, among which the Pilgrimage of Fatima stands out in the middle of May. For some years and given its uniqueness, its surroundings serve as a setting for activities related to environmental education.
On 23th November 2001it was declared Natural Monument by the Board of Andalusia.
The environment of the centenary tree is a characteristic mountain landscape of soft and meadows hills; however, breaking this horizon of hills you can see slopes of limestone nature, with vertical escarpments covered with thick scrub. It is possible to cross this enclave and its surroundings on foot, by bike or on horseback.
Near the Chaparro de la Vega runs the Guadalporcún river and the Sierra’s Greenway. This route also allows to know the Natural Reserve Rock of Zaframagón, next to which is located the Observatory of birds of Zaframagón.
A good option to complete the visit is to taste an exquisite “esparragá of tagarninas”, one of the most recommended dishes of the nearby municipality of Coripe.
The access is made from Coripe’s Station, on the road between the village and Algodonales. From the Station we will continue 1 km towards west until the entrance to the first bridge of the old road, point where you have to follow to the left for a track of 2 km until reaching Chaparro de la Vega next to the Guadalporcún river.