Hacienda de los Miradores – An Authentic Historic Seville Hacienda:
For our evening in Seville, we joined in a dinner excursion to the Hacienda de los Miradores, an off-the-beaten-track dinner venue about 23 km from Seville. Hacienda de los Miradores (“Viewpoints” hacienda) is a typical Andalusian hacienda and tonight’s dinner was an opportunity to dine in a Sevillano hacienda. The dinner was described as an authentic experience, with the promise of delicious regional food, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with our hosts.
Los Miradores Seville Hacienda
Los Miradores is a hacienda that was renovated in 1830 and this historic ranch has all the modern comforts. The rural building is surrounded by orange groves and olive trees (olive oil is produced from these trees).
On arrival at this charming hacienda, the owner met our coach and took the group on a guided tour of the hacienda and gave an explanation of the history of the place. Gateways and arches took us to various parts of the grounds such as the beautiful small garden with palm trees, the little chapel and the old oil mill which now acts as a carriage museum. We also got to meet the resident horses.
In the larger garden is where the main house is and here too is the miradores (Viewpoint tower) after which the hacienda is named. The tower is an ideal place to take aerial shots of the hacienda and of course the keen photographers scrambled up there to grab their prize-winning shots.
Los Miradores is a wedding venue and this large garden is used to cater for wedding parties.
Food at Los Miradores
Dinner was in a large hall and there were other groups there with us. The dinner menu included:
- Cold tapas for hors d’oevres
- Cordoban Salmorejo (Andalusian chilled soup)
- Braised pork blade with red wine sauce and French potatoes – we had fish
- Home made cake
- Red wine, mineral water and coffee
The trip to Hacienda de los Miradores provided the opportunity to visit a Spanish hacienda, one that many of us would have loved to live in, but the food was less impressive. As regards the opportunity to meet and mingle with the hosts, there is of course the problem of language.
The Hacienda los Miradores is located near Seville on the road to Carmona.
Hacienda Los Miradores
Pages del Corro 114, Bajo. 114, Bajo 41010