Écija The Essential
Interesting
In the large depression in the Bética mountain range and on the left bank of the River Genil, you can make out the shape of the old Roman town of Astigi with its eleven vertical towers. Écija became very prosperous, particularly in the 18C, resulting in the construction of its fine palaces, churches and convents, and contributing to its embellishment. The Baroque style of Écija was once extremely influential in the region. Today, this pleasant town is reputed to be the hottest in Andalusia, with temperatures reaching up to 50°C in the shade in summer.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Écija
Ayuntamiento (Town Hall)
Ayuntamiento (Town Hall)
The capitulary room has some Roman
30 minutes
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
This strange building stands on Plaza de
15 minutes
St James's Church
St James's Church
Different styles cohabit in this church:
15 minutes
Palacio de Benamejí
Palacio de Benamejí
Two stout corner towers flank this
60 minutes
Plaza de España
Plaza de España
This vast central square with pleasant
15 minutes
Palacio de Valdehermoso
Palacio de Valdehermoso
With a lower level of a fine 16C
60 minutes