Osuna Colegiata

Seville, beautiful and diverse

Theme

The El Postigo Municipal Crafts Market is an emblematic building located in the centre of Seville, next to the Arco del Postigo del Aceite, one of the most important gates of the twon and just a few metres away from the Cathedral and the Giralda. It is home to the unique El Postigo craft stalls.

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).

Osuna is home to the Andalusian “Vintage Toy Museum” with over 4,000 items from the 1970s and 1980s. This space is considered as another tourist attraction, both for residents and visitors, that will enrich the city's tourist offering. It is Spain’s only toy museum dedicated exclusively to a specific period (the 1970s and 1980s).

 

The museum opened in March 2007 explores the close relationship that this town, considered an important hub of rail communications, has maintained with the railway since the 19th century, as well as the history and impact of the train on the development and economy of the municipality.

In this museum we can find a wide variety of animals native to the area, stuffed by the town's taxidermist Rafael Diaz Contiene, as well as archaeological remains discovered in various excavations of the Castle.

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.