The archaeological remains found in this location point to human
settlements since prehistoric times. The Tartessians introduced
their civilisation to the AREA for five centuries, called it
The Christian conquest was undertaken in the 13th century by Ferdinand III and the task of repopulating the village was carried out by his son, Alfonso X.
The 19th century saw repeated revolts by farm workers in protest at their abusive treatment at the hands of landowners. In 1872, during one such peasant insurrection, the village"s municipal archives were burned.
Today, the village"s saline lands enjoy deserved fame for the vines grown here.