Iglesia de San Bartolomé
The Church was built in the 15th century, although it was decorated and transformed during the Baroque Period. The facade of the tower was finished in this period. The parish restoration was carried out in 1975. The main altarpiece from the 18th century stands out, with has its base, three columns, three rows and attic. There also is an important collection of paintings distributed on the walls of the church and the sacristy. One of the most significant is Saint Catherine of Alexandria found in the presbytery. The Jesus of Nazareth Chapel has three altarpieces. Made in 1607 by Francisco de Ocampo the most important.
Calle Prim, 29,Carmona
Iglesia de San Blas (church)
San Blas church is one of the only churches in Carmona to maintain its original appearance. Peter of Castile started its construction, making use of a synagogue’s ruins. The Mudejar section was built in the sixteenth century, and the church was remodelled and the tower erected in the eighteenth century. The central nave is covered with a half-barrel vault and the side naves with a groin vault. The remarkable main retable has a Baroque layout. The Gothic chapel, built by Fernando Caro, has a delicate sexpartite vault and displays Eslava Rubio’s Jesus Christ of the Expiration sculpture. The marquetry on the sixteenth-century doors and the aquamanile found in the sacristy are both impressive.
Plazuela de San Blas,Carmona
Santa Ana Church
The church has a rectangular floor plan, comprising one single nave with side chapels with towering tribunes between the buttresses and a crossing. A groin vault covers the nave and a hemispherical vault over the crossing. Although sited over former constructions, the current church back dates to the second third of the eighteenth century. The tower was also erected during this period by Third Order Franciscans. It is located to the right of the apse and is decorated with tiles and carved brick. The main altarpiece is neoclassical in style and features sculptures of Saint Dominic and Saint Francis; the Eternal Father is displayed in the attic. A late eighteenth-century sculpture ensemble of Saint Anne with the Virgin Mary appears in the central niche. The primitive tower was built in 1641 over a turret that formed part of the Puerta Real gateway’s wall. After the 1755 earthquake, many construction works were undertaken and a new tower was erected. The Santa Ana tower is the smallest in Écija, but is uniquely decorated with carved brickwork, tiles and rendering. The church underwent drastic renovation during the eighteenth century. The Cristo de la Yedra confraternity currently uses the church as its headquarters. The […]
c/ Emilio Castelar, 62,Écija
The necropolis is found in an open space, meaning that any visitor is able to access it every day for free. Many of its remains can be found in the local Archaeology Museum. If these caves had not been looted repetitively in the past, Osuna would have one of the best Roman Ceramic and Glasswork Museums in Spain. Some of the caves are separated into sections with vaulted ceilings, dug out of the rock, the walls decorated with birds. There are a large number of tombs in the ground. A series of more recent tombs can be seen from the enormous funebrial ensemble, the latest being from the Visigoth era.
vereda real de granada, osuna
Osuna’s Roman Theatre is from the Genetiua Iulia colony. It is located in the southeastern part of the crossing between the Cañada Real de Marchena to Estepa and Vereda de Santa Mónica. This site has traditionally produced main findings from the Roman era. It seems that researchers’ results coincided when recreating the centre of the colony around the crossing of both livestock routes given the abundant findings on this site. They include bronze boards with the colony’s founding law inscribed on them. Private, cannot be visited.
vereda real de granada, osuna
El Cerro neighbourhood, Cabra
This is Cabra’s most picturesque neighbourhood, and alongside La Villa neighbourhood, they are known for preserving the authentic Andalusian essence that Juan Valera described in his works, especially Pepita Jiménez. This neighbourhood is full of pretty, whitewashed houses with balconies overflowing with flowers. In May, during the May Cross festivities, the neighbourhood is brimming with colour and the sweetest scents, inviting all who pass through to explore the welcoming San Juan Bautista church
Los Pareja Palace House
Los Pareja Palace House has a white façade and a slender viewing tower on the corner. It consists of semi-circular arches and is covered by a gabled roof. The stone-carved portal is late eighteenth-century Baroque. The dynamic cornice is raised at the centre to display the Pareja family coat of arms. The building’s vault ceiling over the staircase and the quadrangular courtyard surrounded by a double arcade of semi-circular arches are both impressive. The building houses the Tomás Beviá Public Library, which is connected to the Historical Archive via a courtyard. The town’s historical archive is located on Calle Cintería.
C/ Santa Maria, s/n.,Écija
Cave of the Angel
This cave is a prehistoric settlement of immeasurable historic and scientific value, with significant Middle Paleolithic remains. It belongs to a chronological period of 480 000 years and 100 000 years, during which Acheulean and Mousterian eras are reflected. This is when the Neanderthal and pre-Neandertal populations inhabited this settlement. Works have recently been carried out on the settlement, including a 80-m deep tunnel/gallery that links the outside with the middle area of the settlement. Tours of the settlement can be organised on Saturdays from 11:00 AM. Tours include travel from the centre to the settlement.
Las Escolapias conventual church
The church is housed inside the convent-school. It was built on the ancient castle’s remains, dating back to 1649. Found in the upper part of Barrio de la Villa quarter, and on what was once a castle-palace of the Dukes of Sessa and counts of Cabra. The church has a sober architectural design. Its main altarpiece attracts our attention as it features a collection of eight images; the central piece is by Juan de Valdés Leal.
Plaza de los Condes de Cabra, s/n,Cabra
Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción Parish Church
The church’s construction commenced in 1525.It is a Gothic-Mudejar building from the 16th century and was remodelled in the 18th century to take on the Baroque style by Jerónimo Sánchez de Rueda. The late Renaissance main altarpiece is remarkable. Its sculptures are attributed to Juan Bautista Vázquez “El Viejo”. Its Sagrario is one of Spain’s finest examples of Baroque architecture and is the work of Francisco Javier Pedrajas. It was declared a National Monument in 1932.
Plaza Villanta, Priego de Córdoba