Utrera is a city in southern Spain in the province of Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.
Archaeological finds in Utrera indicate a settlement already in the 3rd millennium BC. From the time of the Romans the bridge Puente de Alcantarilla, which formed part of the Via Augusta comes.
The first definite mention of the town came in 1253 in a letter of Alfonso X. Starting in 1340 Utrera was permanently under Christian rule. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the city experienced a period of prosperity, but was hit hard by the 1649 plague.
Location and transport
The town lies about 25 kilometers south-east of Seville and can be reached from there via the Autovia A-376. By train consists of Utrera also a connection there.
Culture and sights
The entire historic town of Utrera was declared Bien de Interès Cultural 2002. In the city there are the following attractions:
- Iglesia de Santa María de la Mesa, church from the 15th century
- Iglesia de Santiago, church from the 15th century
- Complejo de Utrera Endorreico, nature reserve on the territory of the municipality Utrera
Utrera maintains the following twinning:
- Cuba Consolation del Sur, Cuba
- Spain El Vendrell, Spain
Sons and daughters of the town
- Fernanda de Utrera (1923-2006), Spanish singer.
- Enrique Montoya (1928-1993), Spanish flamenco artists
- Joaquín Caparrós ( born 1955 ), Spanish football coach
- José Antonio Reyes ( b. 1983 ), Spanish football player