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About Coripe

About Coripe | Info on Coripe

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Population: 1,400 – Altitude: 325 Mt – Website: www.coripe.es

Coripe is a small village in the province of Seville, positioned in the Sierra de Algodonales near the border with the province of Cadiz. This town is hardly considered in the usual touristic routes, and sometimes doesn’t even appear on the maps due to its size. But Coripe instead has much to offer, with its wonderful surroundings. The scenery here is made of green fields, mountains, olive groves and the Guadalporcun River.

Historically Coripe has very ancient roots, dating to the sixth century BC when the town was known as Irippo. Only during the Roman domination, its name was converted to Coripe.
 The Battle of Guadalete is one of the most relevant events that took place near the actual town; in 711 AD the Moorish troops defeated the Visigoths opening their way to the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.

Today Coripe is known to be the crossing point of the famous Via Verde, a very popular route for cyclists and walkers, which follow an old and disused railway that was meant to connect Jerez de la Frontera with Almargen. The railway project started at the beginning of the 20th century but due to several setbacks and change of plans was later abandoned.