Écija Palacio Peñaflor

Seville enchants

The current La Merced Church was built in 1650, although it was extensively renovated in the second half of the 18th century. The friars arrived in Osuna in 1609. They initially settled in the Shrine to Santa Ana, on the outskirts of the city. After two failed attempts, they built a new monastery on its current site in 1637.

This church is an 18th century building, made of limestone and pink marble from the Sierra de San Pablo. 

Built over a 17th century church, of which only the first section of the tower remains, its Baroque stone façade is one of its most outstanding features. It has a Latin cross floor plan and the naves are separated by 16 Tuscan columns.

The St John Baptist Church must have been founded after the Christians conquered Marchena. It is likely linked to the presence of the Order of St John, first documented in the 13th century. Only the chapel under the tower remains from that original Church.

 This Mudejar-style Parish Church was renovated in the late 18th century and the mid-20th century. It is located in the centre of the town, very close to the castle.

The Church owes its name to the town’s patron saint, Saint Martha. 

The façade of the Plaza de Andalucía dates back to the latter half of the 20th century. The building typifies Andalusian rationalist architecture. The ensemble comprised of the Town Hall, Plaza de Andalucía, Marchena, Victoria and Sevilla streets, and the Plaza del Cabildo is the real nerve centre and one of the town’s most beautiful cityscapes. 

The building from the early 18th century has a Latin cross plan divided into five sections and chapels between the inner buttresses. The Sacristy is located at the apse next to the Epistle side. The three-level tower and spire are situated at the west end of this same side.

The Parish Church of Santiago el Mayor was built in the 17th century and underwent several renovations during the 18th century.