LA PUEBLA DEL RIO
The Dehesa de Abajo Nature Reserve lies within the bounds of La Puebla del Río, in the province of Seville, about 20 km to the southwest of the capital city. La Puebla del Río belongs to the area known as Las Marismas and serves as a link between the Doñana Natural Area and the city of Seville. Its economy is mostly based on rice agriculture.
In addition to Dehesa de Abajo, there are other interesting natural sites in this municipality: Veta la Palma, Brazo de la Torre and Isleta de los Olivillos. They are all located within the Brazo del Este Natural Landscape, which is crossed by one of the old branches of the Guadalquivir River shaping the marshes. The Cañada de los Pájaros Nature Reserve is also worth-visiting and deserves special attention.
Cradle of great copla and sevillana singers, the territory of La Puebla del Río is covered with large dehesas, where the breeding of horses, cows and wild bulls represents a major activity. The town has some architectural attractions, like the Nuestra Señora de la Granada Church, built in mudéjar style, and the San Sebastián Chapel, dating from the 17th century. La Puebla’s most popular festivals are the Holy Week, Corpus Christi and the local Fair.
All this, together with its rich local cuisine and the variety of accommodations, make of La Puebla del Río a favourite destination for nature lovers and tourists.