This picturesque small
village is well know in Spain for its famous pilgrimage. Its normally
relaxing atmosphere and beautiful sceneries make of it an ideal base to
explore the National Park and surroundings.
Just next to the village
you will find one of the best ornithological spots in the region: the
"Mother of the Marshes", the end of the Guadalquivir River Marshes and the beginning of the National Park. You can easily walk all around it and enjoy its
beautiful dusks and dawns.
Near the southern end of
the walk you will find the Spanish Ornithological
Society Centre in Doñana. The centre, called Francisco Bernis after one of the most famous Spanish ornighologists, offers abbundant information about birds of Doñana and works as an excellent view point over the marshes.
The empty fields to the
east and south are well worth a walk for its attractive sceneries and
birds. Specially good at Larks and other Passerines.
There is someone normally charging
for parking your car around the church but it is very easy to avoid it;
just get into the village and park in any street.
Bars and restaurants spread all over
the village, on the map we show some the location of some of them.
The tourist information centre is at present in the town hall building at Muñoz y Pavón street.
Besides the Sanctuary which is open
every day to everyone for visits and mass services, you can visit the
Religion and History Museum, next to the southern exit of the village.
Be aware of the sandy streets of the village and be
specially careful at the street junctions where the sand accumulates in summer. In winter water holes and bumps may make the driving really difficult through the village.