‘La Alianza’ flour and electricity factory
One of Puente Genil’s most interesting industrial buildings is next to the river Genil and the avenue. This building is one of the most emblematic in the town given that it started as a flour factory and some years later went on to generate electricity, on 11 August 1889. It was built in 1878 as a project commissioned to the French engineer, Leopoldo Lemoniez, by the shareholders, once the bridge was complete. La Alianza is a building with a square floor plan. It has four floors and an attic, but only two floors are visible from the avenue. The building has French influence given the constructor’s origin, only noticeable in some elements such as the decoration of the attic’s window. The building was built with stock brick from local ceramicists and is exposed. There are numerous windows, framed by white stone from the Sierra Gorda quarries. The whole building only has one central pewter balcony likely to have come from Seville. There are decorative ceramic elements between each of the windows, making the building appear less austere. There are four stone pinnacles at the ends of the gabled-roof, also created with stone from the Sierra Gorda quarries. The building has […]
plaza nacional, Puente Genil
Palma Historic House Museum
Palma Historic House Museum is situated on the site of a former Dominican convent. The palace entrance opens onto the mounting block, where the stables are to the left and the two-storey central courtyard to the right, formed of semi-circular arches and marble columns. This courtyard leads to the orange-tree courtyard, with a stone fountain and the old convent font, which according to ancient legend, connects to a passage that leads to the river Genil. The palace’s décor and furniture originate from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with sixteenth-century artesonado ceilings and Mudejar flooring in the halls and bedrooms.
C/ Espíritu Santo, 10 ,Écija
Iglesia de San Carlos El Real
S.XVII. Antiguo Convento Jesuita. Los jesuitas vinieron a la ciudad en el año 1612, instalándose inicialmente en las dependencias del antiguo Hospital de la Encarnación. En poco tiempo, adquieren los inmuebles necesarios para la construcción de su nueva iglesia entre las calles de Maese Diego, Hornillos y Sevilla, en 1615. Tres años más tarde, siguiendo las trazas realizadas por Pedro Sánchez, da comienzo la obra del convento de la Compañía, que se verá transformado por distintas intervenciones en el siglo XVIII.
C/ Compañía, Osuna
Dulce Nombre Chapel
The construction of this chapel was concluded in 1589, thanks to Juan Alvarez Esquire, who donated an orchard to the Dulce Nombre de Jesús brotherhood. The church has a single nave, covered by barrel vault with lunettes that come from a Tuscan cornice, which could be considered to be a vault impost, and not supported by piles or columns. There is a presbytery at the end of the nave, covered by a wooden coffered ceiling, which resembles mosaics given the painting technique employed. There is a small altarpiece on the main altar.
C/ La Huerta,puente-genil
This is Puente Genil’s most significant monument, since it is linked to the town’s foundation. It is our most emblematic monument because it symbolises the union of two river banks in 1834, giving rise to the Puente Genil we know today. It was first constructed in 1561 and designed by the Cordoban architect Hernán Ruiz II. The bridge’s current construct is thanks to the renovation works carried out by the French engineer Leopoldo Lemoniez Renault in 1874.
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista y Hospital de San Juan de Dios (church)
Baroque style, its marble portal and beautiful cloister are remarkable. This portal, which is architecturally one of the most beautifully spectacular in the province was undertaken by the local stone mason Lorenzo Vicente del Pino Ascanio, using José de Bada y Navajas’s design. 18th century.
C/ Párroco Joaquín Jiménez Muriel, 3, Lucena
Parroquia de Ntra. Sra. del Carmen (church)
Former conventual church of the Discalced Carmelites. Pure baroque in style, there are several paintings by Leonardo Antonio de Castro. 17th century.
C/ Párroco Joaquín Jiménez Muriel, 1,Lucena
Santo Domingo Church
The church was founded between 1353 and 1383 and belonged to Saint Dominic’s Order of Preachers until its expulsion. The church subsequently adopted ordinary jurisdiction and the Order returned and took possession of the church in around 1970, but was compelled to close for worship years later. Since 2004, the church and adjoining outbuildings were ceded to the Workers of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ congregation. This convent was extremely popular among the town’s noblemen. The church is renowned for its beautiful Baroque portal, decorated with tiles that perfectly introduce the exceptional, architecturally sound colouristic atrium. The tower —left unfinished by the Dominicans— is neoclassical and consists of only one section. The church has a rectangular floor plan, three naves and a crossing. The central nave is covered by a wonderful, traditional Mudejar artesonado ceiling associated with Diego López de Arenas circa 1600. The Virgen del Rosario chapel was erected in the mid-eighteenth century, and was inaugurated in 1761, the same year that the tower was constructed. The main altarpiece was created in 1717 and gilded in 1724. A sculpture of Our Lady of Peace appears in the central panel and the side panels display Dominican Saints of the same […]
Plaza de Santo Domingo ,Écija
Ntra. Sra. del Carmen Chapel
The chapel is part of the Salesian College, the oldest belonging to the congregation in Spain (circa 1885). The Salesian building housed within the chapel is noteworthy given its breadth, which stretches across the wide, expansive street, locally known as La Vereda. Although the building’s loftiness is horizontal, a series of belfries were added to bring it closer to the heavens. The chapel was built in the second half of the 17th century. It has a Latin-cross floor plan and a barrel vault ceiling, lunettes and supporting arches propped up by a cornice. Exceptional paintings decorate the chapel’s interior, which pertain to the transition from the 17th to the 18th century: the apogee of the Seville school of mural painting.
Av. San Juan Bosco, 13. Utrera,Utrera
Casa de la Cultura Arts Centre
This 18th-century Palace House is located on calle Rodrigo Caro in one of the town’s most picturesque settings. It has served as the town’s art centre since 1990. The façade consists of avitolado brickwork -characteristic of Seville’s Baroque- and is supported by large pilasters. The portal shelters under an impressive arch, flanked by columns at its base and estipites on the top tier. It is believed to date to 1725.
C/ Rodrigo Caro, 3. Utrera,Utrera