Estepa is a municipality in the extreme south-east of the province of Seville. The town is located north of the Sierra del Becerro mountains.
Estepa possesses a very ancient past and preserves its remains well. Some date back to the prehistoric times, with remains of silex, axes of stone, etc. Later, the remains reveal the accession of the Libyan-Phoenician (or Libyan-Punic) race. Two accessions are known, at least; one placed in Los Canterones, and the other under present-day Estepa.
Historians do not agree on the double denomination of which Estepa is mentioned in classic sources, as Astapa and Ostippo. In Roman Epoch, it was Ostippo, a free city linked to the Conventus de Astigi (Écija). The Roman city would have occupied the high part of the city, but little evidence remains. Numerous remains of agricultural developments suggest many small populations in the plains to the north of Estepa.
In the Middle Ages, it was home to the Masters of the Order of Santiago, conquerors' cradle, D. Juan Torres de Vera.
Estepa is well known for its production of Christmas-time sweets, mainly mantecado, or traditional Spanish crumble cake, notable for being based in pork fat. Estepa has 30 shortcake dough factories, and 15 factories are associated with Coexema A. I. E., that mainly deals with the export of products. Each factory employs up to 2,000 employees, from September to December, 90% of which are women. The factories produce about 20 million kilos of Christmas sweets annually.
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Ninello52 (7065) 2013-01-29 10:15
Beautiful light! Bello also the gray sky! Beautiful image, congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
dta (51294) 2013-01-29 10:40
Hello Aleksandar ,
This was a wonderful moment to capture a view of this splendid city . The light is just on the til roofs , contrasting so well with the BG , the Fg , and the great and dramatic grey sky . The two churches towers provides superb attractive elements in the composition .
amir2009m (268) 2013-01-30 1:21
Hi , Aleksandar
A Very fascinating and incredible picture.
Also excellent perspective and depth in Shadows.
Excellent taken, Very sharpness and clarity are Nice .
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
SnapRJW (18674) 2013-01-30 8:35
Hello Aleksandar - Marvellous light elevates this shot to something very special. I love the contrast of the sunlit town under a threatening sky. The tower seems to have its own heavenly floodlight! Excellent. Warm regards rosemary
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC H50
- Exposure: f/4.7
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 8:27