Écija Palacio Peñaflor

Seville enchants

Conceived as a great centre for exhibitions and other artistic expressions, where the permanent collection rooms on the history of Alcalá coexist with the temporary exhibitions that allow us to gain an insight into the contemporary panorama of the plastic arts. 

Permanent exhibition of the Municipal Art Museum, in which works of important artists such as Francisco Cuadrado, Claudio Díaz, Francisco Cortijo, Juan Romero and Luis Gordillo are displayed.

This museum offers an anthropological discourse on the history of the town through the exhibition of a variety of archaeological artefacts. The so-called "archeodromes" are two very attractive spaces, where historical reconstruction and experimental archaeology activities are held. 

Inaugurated in 2006, this museum of contemporary painting pays tribute to the brilliant artist born in the town, Francisco Maireles Vela. It is a permanent exhibition that features nearly 70 works bequeathed by the artist. There is also an area devoted to an exhibition of paintings by modern painters.

This small museum with two rooms is integrated into the baroque church of Saint Eutropius. The first room contains richly decorated chasubles from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as other gold and silver liturgical objects and age-old parish documents. The second room features remarkable Simpecados and paintings, including Saint Mary Magdalene by El Greco.

Between 1634 and 1637, Francisco de Zurbarán created nine religious paintings for the San Juan Bautista Church, which today have become notable examples of the artistic style of this universally recognised painter.