Alcolea del Río is a tiny municipality located in the province of Seville, in the southern Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. It is only about 50 square kilometres in size, with slightly over 3,000 inhabitants. Staying in Alcolea del Río can give you the best of both worlds, you can enjoy a peaceful and serene holiday in this tiny municipality, but when you feel like having a city break holiday experience, you can head to the colourful and vibrant city of Seville, located just 54 kilometres away. Choosing Alcolea del Río holiday rentals is one of the best ways to enjoy flexibility, independence, intimacy and privacy while on holiday in Spain. There is a wide range of Alcolea del Río holiday rentals offering diverse amenities and facilities suitable for all types of travellers. Like elsewhere in Spain, booking Alcolea del Río holiday rentals early, especially during the high season, is strongly recommended.
Alcolea del Río Holiday Villas - the perfect destination for the history enthusiast
The Iglesia is one of the first monuments that you will see in town. Another attraction of the city is the Fuente del Comendador or Fuente Vieja (Old Fountain), remnants of an octagonal fountain built during the Roman times. Fragments of Ponsisch and Roman tiles and bricks are visible. It is interesting to note that most significant events in the history of the Alcolea del Río took place at or near the Guadalqivir River, for example the La Acena or Molinos Arabes (Arab Mills). These are flour mills consisting of three concrete buildings right in the middle of the Guadalqivir River, which represent an important aspect of the history and daily village life of Alcolea del Río. These mills are just a few hundred feet away from the houses built along the river.
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Resting on the right bank of the Guadalqivir River is the Rock Salt or “Molino”, a necropolis or monument. Another interesting site is the Cama located in La Mesa, a slightly raised or elevated part of the river. Here traces of Roman occupation can be seen. Remnants of walls and what's left of the city can be viewed as well as relics of 'Roman pottery.' Graves, presumably belonging to Roman occupants, were also dug in the area. Further down the banks of the river is the Municipium Flavium Arvense, another site of ruins belonging to an ancient city. These ruins are located in the Salo Pena of Castillejo, roughly 2.5 kilometres from the upper part of the river. Alcolea del Río is a very interesting town filled with history and stories of ancient civilisations. Staying in Alcolea del Río is a great way to rediscover its culture, history, and traditions while having that leisurely yet exciting holiday. Another peaceful, idyllic and picturesque holiday destination you may not have considered is Lake Maggiore Villas, where you can enjoy spending your holiday wandering in exotic gardens, visiting beautiful palaces or marvelling at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.