Top 10 Things to do in Alcala de Guadaira, Spain

August 14, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spanish pronunciation: [alkaˈla ðe ɣwaˈðaiɾa]) is a town located approximately 17 km southeast of Seville, Spain; in recent years the expansion of Seville has meant that Alcalá has become a suburb of that city. Alcalá used to be known as Alcalá de los Panaderos (Alcalá of the Bakers) because it provided most of Seville's bread. The town is located on the banks of the Guadaíra River, and watermills built during the Moorish period of Spain can still be found in the area.
Restaurants in Alcala de Guadaira

1. Puente del Dragon

Puente del Dragon, s/n | Frente Auditorio Riberas del Guadaira, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 62 19 24
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Puente del Dragon

It is the only figurative bridge in Europe, dragon-shaped. Its tiles are Gaudianos. Meeting place of the Alcalarenos to spend on their peaceful park days barbecues and walks along the banks of the River Guadaira.

Reviewed By Felixstowe2016 - Felixstowe, United Kingdom

As you drive around the towns ring Road you may cross this dragon bridge and more than likely stop to take a look as the dragons body supports the underside of the bridge. The bridge inspired directly in the Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudione.
On the hillside can be seen one of the largest Almohad fortresses in Europe. The dragon is guarding the castle and the town.

2. Molino de la Acena

La Ribera urbana del Guadaira, Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 62 19 24
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Molino de la Acena

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

La zona di Alcalà era famosa per la panificazione che serviva a nutrire Siviglia quando era la capitale. Questo mulino è in una bella zona verde ed è importante perché risale a epoca araba anche se la struttura attuale è medievale. Ci sono opere idriche per imbrigliare le acque e condurle al mulino e una torre difensiva. Un bellissimo esempio di archeologia industriale. Da vedere se si ama la storia.

3. Iglesia de Santiago

Plaza Derribo s/n, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Iglesia de Santiago

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

La Chiesa è stata una delle prime costruite fuori dalle mura nel Cinquecento in stile gotico ma è stata più volte rifatta e dell’originale resta poco. All’interno vari retablos ma la curiosità è una colonna con capitello corinzio di riuso di origine ignota. Bello anche il retablo ceramico sulla facciata.

4. Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Aguila

Calle Santa Maria s/n, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 68 45 28
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4 based on 9 reviews

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Aguila

It is a Gothic-Mudejar fourteenth century temple was built on an ancient mosque, on a site where previously there was apparently a Visigoth church. Founded in the time of King Fernando III, this temple had character parish under the name of Santa Maria del Castillo, until the eighteenth century.

Reviewed By Brewsie - Spain

Situated high on the hill in the center of the fortress overlooking the landscape, this small Catholic Church can be seen from miles around. When I have visitors come to town this is one of the several places I always take them. Across the small circular drive that runs around the church there is a concrete structure covering the Reservoir where the medieval fortress' water supply used to be stored. This is not apparent now, but it is still useful as a vantage point from which to view much of the city and a bit of the river valley. The church is often closed, but if it is you can still get value from the drive up the hill and the view from atop the old Reservoir. And who knows, the church may be open, you may be lucky enough to be there when the ancient Roman and later Moorish part of the fort/castle are open to the public, too.

5. Molino de Benarosa

Calle Juez Perez Diaz s/n | Oficina de Turismo, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 62 19 24
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4 based on 6 reviews

Molino de Benarosa

Benarosa mill belongs to the group of "Mills River", within the urban banks of Guadaira. It is technologically rodezno mill, in which the impounded water using a weir converges in "buckets", narrow passages within which the rotating wheels, wheel hydraulic responsible for moving the stones were placed grind grain.

Reviewed By Yap-X - Singapore

This is Alcala de Guadaira's best attraction. Molino de Benarosa (Benarosa Mill) and Molino San Juan (San Juan Mill) are located about 500 metres south of the bridge that connects both sides of the Rio Guadaira. They're accessible via the trail that runs on the far side of the river. From Molino de Benarosa, you can see upriver to Molino San Juan. Technically, you can use both mills' dams to cross the river, but they're slippery and uneven.
It's a pretty spot for photographs, and serene place where there's no people and no sound except running water, ducks and the wind. Spent 30 minutes here just watching the clouds pass and thinking about how fortunate we were to find a place like this.

6. Enterramientos calcoliticos de Gandul

41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain
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Enterramientos calcoliticos de Gandul

Among the most monumental and best known area of Gandul archaeological sites are burial Chalcolithic period (about five thousand years ago, during the 3rd millennium BC). They are the first sites archaeologically excavated by Jorge Bonsor late nineteenth century, and research continues to this day.

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

Nella zona di Gandul sono state scoperte nell’Ottocento numerose sepolture risalenti all’età del rame. Sono tombe a corridoio megalitiche con una struttura simile a quelle famose di Antequera ma più piccole. Sono state tutte saccheggiate nei secoli ma le strutture sono interessanti per sé.

7. Centro de Interpretacion del Castillo

Avenida Aguila s/n, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 62 19 24
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Centro de Interpretacion del Castillo

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

Il Centro di Interpretazione del castello serve come un punto di ingresso per i visitatori della fortezza di Alcalá. Si trova nell'ex serbatoio d'acqua dell'Aguila e fornisce informazioni utili prima di visitare la fortezza che è un bell’esempio di architettura militare di origine almoade del dodicesimo secolo con le sue torri e mura in buono stato nonostante secoli di abbandono, attualmente usato come spazio per eventi.

8. Centro Comercial Los Alcores

Autovia A92 Km 8.8, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Sevilla, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 61 07 61
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3.5 based on 16 reviews

Centro Comercial Los Alcores

Reviewed By jjrubio10

Pedimos un plato de patatas con queso y bacon, pizza cuatro quesos y pasta carbonara.
Llegó el plato de patatas, bueno plato, un platito con patatas (congeladas), poco más de las que te caben en una mano y con unos trocitos de bacon que se podían contar con los dedos de la misma, eso sí, por tan sólo 7€. Luego llegó la pizza, al menos sabía bien, aunque la masa dista mucho de ser la típica italiana crujiente. Por último llegó el plato de macarrones carbonara, unos macarrones en los que al fondo se veía un líquido blanco que al probarlos no sé cómo le han puesto el nombre de carbonara, era agua salada y poco más.
En definitiva le sobra la parte del nombre de "restaurante italiano". No me volverán a ver por allí.

9. Castillo de Marchenilla

Calle Castillo de Marchenilla s/n, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain +34 955 62 19 24
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3.5 based on 8 reviews

Castillo de Marchenilla

Fortified castle of century XII- XIII Castle XII- XIII century, which was ended in 1474 with the noble confrontations between the families of Ponce de Leon and Guzman in "Paces Marchenilla" linked to the accession of Elizabeth I Castilla.

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

Uscendo da Alcalà verso sud-est lungo la statale si nota questo bel castello che è stato fondato a metà del Duecento e successivamente ampliato e rinforzato a ul teriore difesa oltre il castello di Alcalà. È di proprietà privata ad uso residenziale ma ben tenuto e si possono apprezzare anche esternamente i torrioni e il bel mastio. Vale la pena di sostere per un’occhiata.

10. Convento de Santa Clara

Calle Alcala y Orti 39, 41500 Alcala de Guadaira, Spain
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Convento de Santa Clara

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

Il convento delle Clarisse è di clausura e non sono riuscito a visitarlo tranne che per la facciata che è piuttosto semplice. Come usa in questa regione, le monache producono dolci che vendono all’esterno.

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