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Ecija Roman mosaic, Ecija

Ecija, so called “Frying Pan of Andalusia”, is a small Andalusian town that situated in the province of Seville between the cities of Cordoba and Seville. Ecija is the warmest place in Andalusia. The maximum temperature of air here could be about 50°C in summer. Therefore, you should preferably visit this Andalusian town in spring or autumn.

You should certainly visit Ecija during your travel over the province of Seville. In spite of Ecija’s size this Andalusian town has lots of spectacular sights. It is easy to recognize Ecija thanks to towers of over twenty astonishing churches, which could be seen on an approach to the town. The towers are either of Mudejar, Gothic, Baroque or Renaissance styles. Unfortunately, due to a strong earthquake that took place in the province of Seville in 1757, Ecija was almost razed to the ground. However, the churches were rebuilt.

The most popular with tourists churches in Ecija are the Santa Maria church, situated on the square of Spain, and the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. In these churches you will see staggering Roman mosaic. Besides the churches of this Andalusian town, you should pay attention to the Palacio de Peñaflor (Penaflor Palace). The facade of the palace is ornamented with frescos and has beautiful portal. Also, there are many archeological remains of ancient settlements, which were founded by Greeks and Romans.

You could reach Ecija without any problems. The town is situated not far from the Andalusian motorway A-4. There are daily buses from Cordoba and Seville cities.

Photo is published under the public license: PhillipC.

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