Since 1998, the cultural managers Rosana de Aza and Olinto de la Obra, forerunners in the promotion and dissemination of the artistic and cultural heritage of Al-Andalus, have been working to encourage the history of the most traditional flamenco and to promote the folkloric tradition of Andalusia, a World Heritage Site.
La Casa de la Guitarra is a Flamenco Cultural Centre located in an 18th century house in the heart of the Barrio de Santa Cruz (former Jewish quarter), a few steps away from the Cathedral. It is run by José Luis Postigo, a famous artist and guitarist who has won two national flamenco guitar awards (Córdoba National Prize and Jerez de la Frontera National Prize of the Chair of Flamencology).
The cultural centre, located in one of the finest examples of civil architecture in the county, houses a museum on the history of writing.
It also has an area dedicated to the life and legacy of José Manuel Lara Hernández, founder of the Planeta publishing group, who is an El Pedroso native. This centre also focuses on the enormous relevance of mining in the town’s development.
Built in 1884 by the Algarin brothers, it divided the Castle’s original courtyard in two.
This roofed courtyard was built around a well with cast-iron columns surrounded by two storeys of houses. The Duke of Medinaceli sold the Castle to the Algarín brothers in the 11th century, who used it as an oil mill.
Hacienda de Belén is located where the town of Bormujos likely originated. The buildings, in the vernacular Andalusian rural-style, now house the municipal services.
It is located in an 18th-century building known as the Casa del Aire. The Museum of Women in Flamenco is the only existing centre of its kind in the world, where visitors can gain insight into the living history of this acclaimed form of art.
Of this old mansion belonging to one of the most noble families of Ecija only the doorway remains. According to records, during the second quarter of the 18th century, the master builders Lucas Bazán and Pedro Lozano de la Torre took part in the refurbishment works commmissioned by the 4th Marquis of Alcantara del Cuervo, Don Manuel de Villavicencio y Castrillo, in his main houses.