Gilena – Seville

Gilena in Seville Province is unique in the vast number of archaeological remains that have been found here. Artefacts from the Bronze Age and Roman era, as well as Catholic and Visigoth graves, are examples of what has been discovered.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Gilena
Calle Huerta 3, 41565 Gilena (Seville)
Telephone: 954-826-820

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 09 min
Golf nearby Malaga 93km Granada 124km Seville 110km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Gilena in Seville owes its name to an evolution of the word for flint, “Silex” or “Silena”. During Moorish denomination, it was known as “Lugar de Gilena”, later in the re-conquest it was changed to “Puebla de Gilena” and, constitutionally as, “Villa de Gilena”.

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Due to its geographical situation, all the civilizations that have been inhabited in the Iberian Peninsula have passed through its lands. All of them have left traces of occupation, from the Chalcolithic, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors.

The museum of Contemporanea Francisco Maireles Vela was founded in 2006 after three years of construction. Gilena in Seville created with this one of the most important and interesting museums in relation to contemporary art in the region of the Sierra Sur. The initiative came from the illustrious painter, Francisco Maireles Vela.

The village Gilena in Seville offers a few routes for walkers and cyclers. They range from medium to difficult in level and from a distance of 5Km right up to 8.2Km. From all routes one can enjoy the flora and fauna that the area has to offer.


  • 2nd of February – Fiesta de la Candelaria
  • 11-14th of August – Local feria
  • 7th of October – Fiesta Nuestra Senora del Rosario

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