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  • 1 Santa Cruz Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Nuestra Señora del Valle E - 41400 Écija

    This strange building stands on Plaza de la Virgen del Valle. First, you will cross the spaces like patios made up of walls and arches belonging to a former church. Note the elegant Renaissance tower decorated with azulejos. The neo-classical church ..

  • 2 Palacio de Benamejí Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Cánovas del Castillo 4 E - 41400 Écija

    Two stout corner towers flank this elegant 18C baroque brick and marble palace. The arrangement of the marble portal accentuates a fine work of curves, particularly in the mouldings and on the balcony. A monumental coat of arms tops the building, whi..

  • 3 Plaza de España Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de España E - 41400 Écija

    This vast central square with pleasant gardens is popular with the locals who call it "El Salón". Note the Church of St Barb and the remarkable stalls in the coro, the Convent of St Francis, the houses by the church, and the Town Hall.

  • 4 Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de España 1 E - 41400 Écija

    The capitulary room has some Roman mosaics. The artesonado ceiling to this 16C room comes from the Convent of San Pablo y Santo Domingo.

  • 5 St James's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santiago, s/n E - 41400 Écija

    Different styles cohabit in this church: the portal leading to the porch and the tower are baroque; the church is Gothic-Mudéjar in construction with later modifications. Three naves are topped with wood except the gable with Gothic vaults. The Gothi..

  • 6 Belltower of San Juan

    Religious buildings

    Plaza de San Juan, s/n E - 41400 Écija

    This 18C tower is without a doubt one of the finest in the town. You will note the delicate baroque decoration with its fine ceramic work. A charming and graceful building.

  • 7 St Mary's Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santa María, s/n E - 41400 Écija

    The 18C church stands on the square of the same name. The superb Baroque portal is topped with a great arch, and the Baroque tower is decorated with blue azulejos.

  • 8 Convento de las Teresas

    Religious buildings

    calle Conde, s/n E - 41400 Écija

    Housed in an interesting 14-15C Mudéjar palace with a fine stone portal in alfiz, with coats of arms and a rope decoration.

  • 9 Church of Los Descalzos

    Religious buildings

    calle Marquesa, s/n E - 41400 Écija

    The simple exterior of this church, an example of local baroque art, is quite unlike the extravagant interior. Fine plasterwork decorates the vaults, transept cupola and walls from the start of the arches.

  • 10 Convento de los Marroquíes

    Religious buildings

    calle Secretario Armesto, s/n E - 41400 Écija

    The inhabitants of Écija are proud of the belltower wall, the finest in the area, they say... You will enjoy the marroquíes, biscuits offered by the nuns and made in the convent.

  • 11 Palacio de Peñaflor

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Emilio Castelar 26 E - 41400 Écija

    The palace now houses a cultural centre. Its great original façade is slightly concave and decorated with frescos and a wrought iron balcony. Note the fine pink marble portal, coat of arms and doric columns. Alternating with twisted columns.

  • 12 Palacio de Valdehermoso

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Emilio Castelar 37 E - 41400 Écija

    With a lower level of a fine 16C Plateresque façade, you will note the column shafts that date back to the Roman era. To the left of the façade, you will have a fine view of the St John's Church belltower.

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