Zufre

Zufre
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Village situated in the northeast of the province on the border with the province of Sevilla, within the Sierra de Aracena y los Picos de Aroche Natural Park, one of the most important protected spaces of the Community, which occupies the whole of the north of the province with its meadows and small rises in the ground, covered predominantly in holm oak woods, cork oaks, chestnut trees and scrub through which numerous streams flow forming an extraordinarily beautiful and attractive landscape.

The village itself, very similar to the rest of the mountain villages is a beautiful group of buildings which has meant its cataloguing as Property of Cultural Interest. Saint Mary's Church, the Chapel of Santa Zita, Saint Sebastian's Calvary (cross at the entrance to a Village) and the lovely Town Hall have also been catalogued. From the village's viewpoint, there is a splendid panoramic view of the Zufre Reservoir.

History

Its name comes from the Arabic Sufre or Sutefie, which means "tribute".

From the Al-Andalus period there are remains of an Almohad wall and its urban layout reminds us of an Islamic village; narrow streets, parapets and an irregular design.

After the Christian conquest it became, together with Paterna and Escacena, a hamlet of Tejada.

During the XIII century it was one of the two vicariates created after the restoration of the Diocese of Seville.

Zufre
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Zufre
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Zufre
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
131
Altitude above sea level (m)
450
Extension (Km 2 )
341
No. of Inhabitants
973
Demonym
Zufreños o Moclinos
Postal Code
21210
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