We welcome you to this beautiful village that preserves all its historical splendour and where rural tourism makes sense in its broadest sense. To help you find your way around, we are in the province of Seville, within the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park, with Constantina being one of the most important urban centers in the region.
A bit of history to start with? Its history is a long story to tell, but we will tell you about the most important points from its origins.
Its first settlers were the Iberians and Celts, passing through the hands of the Carthaginians, who gave it the name of Lacuni Murgi, and later the Romans and Arabs, to reach the time when Fernando III gave it its current name.
All this history still lives in its streets, whose architecture is distinguishable in many of its buildings, and that is why it has been a Historic-Artistic Site since 2004.
What are the main points of interest? Although we would like to name each and every one of them, the truth is that the list of Constantina's heritage is quite extensive, so we are going to focus on what we believe to be the most important.
A visit to the castle, which has become the emblem of the town, is a must. Its initial construction dates back to the Arab period with a peculiar round structure with seven defensive towers, two of which are still standing today.
The Barrio de la Morería is another must-see, offering a network of Muslim streets with beautiful houses, with the typical white façade, resembling farmhouses, which revolve around a central courtyard.
Its gastronomy is closely intertwined with its agricultural activities. These are based above all on livestock and agriculture. Meat and sausages are obtained from livestock and form part of their dishes, while agriculture provides olive oil and wines, among other things.
Another pillar of its gastronomy is its sweets, especially the jams and marmalades made in the Convent of the Hieronymite Nuns, as well as its liqueurs, including cherry liqueur, which you must try during your visit.
Another economic driving force is rural tourism, in which the city offers a wide variety of accommodation of all kinds, where you can enjoy a wonderful stay in which you can disconnect from your daily routine for a few days.
And if you want to enjoy nature, what are you going to find? The Sierra Norte de Sevilla is full of routes that can be done on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback. Along the way you'll enjoy an incredible landscape of meadows and forests that look like something out of a storybook.
Also, if you have time, we recommend a visit to El Cerro del Hierro, an impressive natural monument with paleokarstic formations, which owes its name to the fact that iron was once extracted there.