Lora del Rio is a busy market town of around 20,000 residents with plenty of shops, banks, bars and supermarkets. It was historically an important town in Roman times, situated on the north bank of the Guadalquivir River and many ancient artifacts have been found in the area.
Holiday rentals in Lora del Rio are surrounded by an interesting landscape of mountains and agricultural areas along the river valley. The town is the gateway to the Natural Park of Sierra Norte de Sevilla which is popular for hiking, climbing, mountain biking, nature spotting and horseback riding. For shopping, the town has a daily market for fresh local produce. Lora celebrates a number of festivals. The Fiesta de San Sebastian is on January 20 when 1,600 kg of migas, a local dish, are served. This is followed by the Santa Semana celebrations at Easter, a local festival at the end of May and another in early September with parades, music, food and dancing.
Places to visit from Lora del Rio holiday homes include the historic town of Carmona which is one of the prettiest villages in southern Spain. The nearest beaches are at Matalascanas or Huelva on the Costa de la Luz and make a great day out. The classic city of Seville has many splendid sights and attractions. La Giralda, a former minaret tower, the huge cathedral and the Alcazar Palace are all worth visiting along with the Archaeological Museum in the unusual Torre del Oro. The city of Cordoba is also well worth exploring, 79 km from Lora del Rio holiday rentals.
Lora del Rio enjoys hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F) although it is cooler inland in the mountains. During the summer, temperatures are around 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall in the province of Seville is during the winter when around 150-175mm (6-7 inches) rainfall can be expected.
The nearest airport to Lora del Rio holiday villas is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport which is 60 km away. The airport serves many European airlines including budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet. Both these airlines fly to Seville from London Gatwick and Ryanair also offers flights from several other UK cities including Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands and Liverpool. Lora del Rio is very easy to reach by car in less than an hour along the A-4 autovia. The area is also served by the Seville-Cordoba railway and there is a station in Lora del Rio.