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Lebrija Travel guide

Espagne, Andalousie, province de Séville, Lebrija
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Perched on a small promontory, Lebrija rises along the edge of the marshlands of the Guadalquivir estuary. Founded by Bacchus, the town prospered for a long time under Moorish rule, then after the 1264 Reconquest by Alfonso X, and up to the 18C, thanks to its abundant agricultural resources. The birthplace of Elio Antonio de Nebrija (1442-1522), the first grammarian of Spanish, Lebrija is fast developing into a modern industrial town.

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Tourist attractions Lebrija : Things to see and do

  • Capilla de la Vera Cruz

    calle Tetuán, s/n E - 41140 Lebrija

    At the heart of the town, near Plaza de España, an interesting 17C neo-classical chapel houses a sumptuous crucifix by Martínez Montañés.

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  • Santa María de la Oliva

    pl. del Rector Merina, s/n E - 41140 Lebrija

    Situated on the pretty Plaza del Rector Merina, this former mosque was turned into a Christian church in 1249. Inside, various styles can be seen: Mudéjar on the horseshoe arches separating the main nave from the collaterals; Gothic in the openings t..

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  • Santa María del Castillo

    E - 41140 Lebrija

    This Mudéjar church situated in the upper part of the town, near the ruins of the old Arab castle, has preserved some fine coffer ceilings and a patio remaining from the former mosque.

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