Écija Palacio Peñaflor

Seville enchants

Old gate of the crenellated villa with three semicircular arches. 

The “Arco de la Rosa” (Rose Arch), also known as “Puerta de Sevilla” (Seville Gate), is one of the gates of the walled compound, and one of the landmarks that best embody the image of Marchena. This gate and its surrounding buildings were built in 1430, according to a Bull granted by Pope Martin V to promote this work. 

Marchena’s Morón Gate was one of the gateways to the old walled city in medieval times.

Commonly known as “Los Cuatro Cantillos”, this gate had a military purpose and was usually closed. Access to the town was through a pointed horseshoe arch framed by an elaborately carved stone alfiz, which looks somewhat different from the original one.

The La Prusiana Arch is all that remains of the former Hacienda La Prusiana, an 18th-century estate whose buildings were demolished years ago.

This is an old religious building which, given its construction characteristics, can be dated to the late 15th century.

However, its original style is half hidden due to the alterations it underwent during the 18th century, and also due to the changes made at the end of the 1970s.

This narrow alleyway is 3 metres wide and 20 metres long, if the section under the arch is not included, in which case it would be 25 m. This alleyway is of particular interest as a unique space within the urban fabric. It provides access to Plaza Cardenal Espínola and is one of the most charming and historical spots within the urban core.

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.