With a population of about 26,000, Lebrija is a small, quintessentially southern Spanish town, and its traditional white-washed facades contrast beautifully with the surrounding Andalusian countryside.

However this rural hideaway is well-located; it is about half an hour’s drive from Seville, 15 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera and 25 minutes from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Similarly, Lebrija is within easy reach of two international airports (in Seville and Jerez).

Evidence of Lebrija’s Muslim past can be seen in the town’s older buildings, and Lebrija’s ruined Moorish castle is worth visiting. Also worth seeing is the Santa Maria de la Oliva church and the campanile tower, known locally as La Giraldilla (inspired by the Giralda in Seville). The Lebrija Palace and the Casa de la Cultura are other important places of interest.