Due to its geographic location, there are countless traces of settlements from the distant past. From the Bronze Age, this site has the necropolis of artificial caves dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. The Roman city of Marciago has also given rise to important archaeological remains, such as the statue of the god Atis, red marble columns, mosaics and 28 official Roman denarii found in the area which are found to be from between 149 and 77 B.C. There are also remains of numerous ‘villae’ (agricultural operations) and the necropolis which occupied several hectares.
There are still some remains of old fortifications from the Hispano-Muslim period (Gailir, El Castellar, Pozo Amargo) and a few farms with storage systems (silos).
In 1835, after a long dispute, it achieved its independence from Morón de la Frontera.
- El Toro de Aguardiente. Held on New Year’s Day. Local Young people run in front of bulls on the street until dusk.
- Carnivals. This is another festivity that has grown considerably in recent years. It is renowned throughout the region for the creativity of its masks and costumes and the originality of its cheerful parades.
- La Romería de la Patrona. In honour of Santa Mª Magdalena, this pilgrimage is celebrated in mid July. Religious people and pilgrims go up to the Ermita del Almendral (hermitage).
- La Feria and Fiestas de Agosto (August Festivals). These take place from 13 to 17 August. It is a time for music, competitions and shows.
- La Fiesta de las Candelas. Celebrated on the last day on New Year’s Eve. The locals say farewell to the year by lighting a big bonfire in the village main square.
Highly recommended dishes include wild asparagus, cooked and scrambled in bread soup, boronía de calabaza (pumpkin), rabbit and wild hare in hunting season and the traditional sopas vueltas (soups). Don’t miss the local charcutería and embutidos (cold meats). Confectionery includes tortas de hornazo, pestiños (fritters) and the popular “molletes” (buns)