“Pagos de Huerta” represents a unique place in our town. They are farmer settlements of farmhands who live near their lands. They represent the history of the town and the main value of their orography. “Pagos de Huerta” was the result of both erosional and depositional processes in the land near the Guadalquivir and Genil River.
Currently most of them have disappeared although we keep, for example, Pedro Diaz and La Graja as a clear representation.
Since the middle Ages we have known the existence of orange trees on their lands which, thanks to the farmers’, work has increased their production. In these wonderful “Pagos” you will be able to visit farms where the local orange variety the cadenera can be seen. They are grown on high orange trees and their unprofitable recollectation is disappearing. You can also find other varieties as “Salustiana”, “Navel”, “Navelina”, “Navelate” o “Newhall”.
“Pagos de Huerta” had a relevant importance in other ages. Many families lived on these farms forming small settlements where they found all their basic necessities. In 1950, these “Pagos” had around 1.800 inhabitants.
The houses have been changed a lot but some of them have kept their original structure.
The tourist office in Palma del Río offers hiking routes or bike rides to visit our Pagos de Huerta. You can see on this link.
“Pagos de Huerta” is located on the right and the left bank of the Genil River. If you want to visit those which are on the left, you will access to Alegria Bridge and then by the secondary road CO-V-1321. They are “El Pison, el Carrascal, la Barqueta, Pedro Diaz y la Graja”. On the other hand, if you want to visit those which are on the right bank, you can access them through the town or by using the secondary road A-453. They are “El Corvo, Las Delicias, El Higueral, La Chirritana, Duque y Flores, La Pimentada, El Rincon, Arriel”.