what to visitCHURCHES

CHURCH OF LA LIMPIA CONCEPCIÓN DE NUESTRA SEÑORA (Also known as “The Discalced”)

Iglesia de los Descalzos ÉcijaIn the main altarpiece of the temple, declared as Bien de Interés Cultural1, we can see Nuestra Señora del Carmen. This one-nave church has an astonishing adornment of mural paintings with polychrome and golden plasterwork. The church is also home to an excellent collection of paintings, sculptures and wooden works that, together with the 18th century pipe organ, make the church the icon of Baroque in Écija.
Location and contact: Calle La Marquesa.
Opening hours: Previous reservations for groups needed. Telephone number: +34 954 830 430
Church service: Sundays at 09.30am.

CHURCH OF SANTA MARÍA

Iglesia de Santa María ÉcijaThe current building, which dates back to the 18th century, was built over an old Mudéjar2-style temple from the 16th and 17th centuries. An interesting archaeological collection must be emphasized, including pieces from various periods and cultures. One exceptional example of this is the marble-carved head of the Roman general Germanicus from the Roman age.
Location and contact: Plaza de Santa María (no number) - Telephone number: +34 954 830 430 - www.iglesiadesantamaria.org - parroco@iglesiadesantamaria.org
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am to 13.30pm and 17.30pm to 20.30pm. Sundays: 9.30am to 13.00pm.
Mass services: Mondays to Saturdays: 19.30pm. Sundays: 11.00am and 13:00pm.
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CHURCH OF SAN JUAN

The oldest information discovered about the existence of this church date back to the 16th century. During the next century, it was under construction for a long time and underwent many different works, but the most important century was the 18th, as it was during this period when its tower was built, the most beautiful in Écija.
Location and contact: Plaza de San Juan (no number) - Telephone number: +34 666 373 925.
Opening times: Mondays: closed. Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10.00am to 13.00pm and 16.30pm to 17.30pm. Sundays: 10.00am to 13.00pm. Entry to the tower until 12.00am.
Mass services: Sundays and holidays at 13.00pm.
Entry to church and tower: 2€.

CHURCH OF SANTIAGO

Iglesia de Santiago ÉcijaThis church, declared Bien de Interés Cultural, was built in a Gothic-Mudéjar style from the 15th century. The main altar is particularly noticeable, featuring an artistically harmonious set of paintings and sculptures. It was carved in a style of transition between the Gothic and the Renaissance periods, with reliefs and sculptures from the workshop of Jorge Fernández and panel paintings from the 16th century.
Location and contact: Plaza de Santiago (no number) - Telephone number: +34 954 830 588 - For tours guided by Pablo please call: +34 651 463 796.
Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays: 09.00am to 12.00am and 17.00pm to 19.30pm. Fridays: closed. Saturdays and Sundays: 10.00am to 13.00pm and 18.30pm to 20.30pm.
Mass services: Mondays to Thursdays: 10.00am and 18.30pm. Saturdays: 19.00pm. Sundays: 10.30am, 12.00am and 19.00pm.

CHURCH OF SAN GIL

It is located in the highest part of the city, in the historic street of San Antonio. This Mudéjar-style church was first founded in 1479. It underwent several transformations and changes over the centuries, to the point of converting almost the entire building to a Baroque style.
Location and contact: Calle San Antonio (no number) - Telephone number: +34 955 902 514 - www.hermandadsangil.es
Opening hours: Mondays and Thursdays: closed. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10.30am to 12.30pm. Fridays: 8.30am to 12.30pm and 17.00pm to 21:00pm.
Mass services:Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 11.00am. Fridays: 11.00am and 20.00pm.

CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO

This neoclassical temple consists of three naves and one transept, which is home to the Gothic vaults from the age in which the church was founded. The doorway which opens onto Plaza de España belongs to the 17th century. Inside it we can find the main altar, considered one of the most important ones of the Ecijan 18th century Baroque.
Location: Plaza de España, 7.
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 19.00pm to 19.30pm. Sundays: 12.00am to 13.30pm.
Mass services: Sundays at 12.30pm.

CHURCH OF SANTA CRUZ

Iglesia de Santa Cruz ÉcijaThe church is home to interesting Baroque works. The main altar, from the 18th century, comes from the Convent of Concepción de los Mercedarios and is dedicated to Virgen del Socorro. It also features a unique sarcophagus from the 5th century with stone-carved biblical scenes and a Museum of Sacred Art.
Location and contact: Plaza Virgen del Valle, 5 - Telephone number: +34 954 830 613
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am to 13.00pm and 16.00pm to 19.30 pm. Saturdays: 9.00am to 13.00pm and 17.00pm to 19.30pm and Sundays: 10.00am to 13.00pm and 18.00pm to 20.00pm.
Mass services: Mondays to Saturdays: 19.30pm and Sundays: 12.00am and 20.00pm.

HERMITAGE OF VIRGEN DEL VALLE

This Gothic-Mudéjar style hermitage from the 15th century (currently called Parroquia de San Juan de Ávila) is home to the statue of Virgen del Valle. The reddish marble shaft makes reference to the slaughter of nuns or Vírgenes del Valle, due to the Muslim invasion in the 18th century, when the nun’s Order was martyrized in this place. Sometimes, according to the legend, the statue seems to emanate blood drops from the column.
Location and contact: Calle Mayor (no number) - Telephone number: +34 954 830 741

CHURCH OF LA CONCEPCIÓN (Also known as “El Hospitalito”)

Founded in 1592, it belonged to the hospital of the same name. The façade was built in a Renaissance style. The church is home to an altar from the 17th century. Inside, you can find the main altarpiece, from the 17th century, and also remarkable Solomonic columns. There is a statue of Virgen Inmaculada in the main altar, alongside with another of Jesús del Mayor Dolor, made by Lorenzo Cano. In the side altars we can see paintings from the 18th century.
Location and contact: Calle Del Conde, 31 - Telephone number: +34 954 830 430.
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: 09.30am to 13.30pm.

CHURCH OF SANTA BÁRBARA

This Mudéjar-style temple was constructed over an ancient Roman palace, from which some elements still remain. It is the first Neoclassical style church built in Andalusia, designed by the architect Ignacio Tomás, from Córdoba. The original doors were constructed using Roman-built granite shafts. These doorways feature an unusual classicism very difficult to find in this region.
Location and contact: Plaza de España, 20 - Telephone number: +34 954 830 430.
Opening hours: Fridays: 17.00pm to 20.00pm. Sundays: 17.30pm to 20.30pm.
Mass services: Sundays at 19.00pm.

CHURCH OF THE FORMER CONVENT OF SANTO DOMINGO

The Baroque art doorway adorned with tiles presents a colourful bar full of beauty and architectural harmony to us. The unfinished tower belongs to the Dominican Order, has a Neoclassical style and consists of one set only. This rectangular-shaped church has three naves and one transept. The main nave is covered with an amazing coffered lace-like ceiling of Mudéjar style. It dates back to the year 1600 approximately, related to the works of López de Arenas.
Location and contact: Plaza de Santo Domingo - Telephone number: +34 954 832 556.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Fridays: 18.30pm to 19.30pm. Saturdays: 19.00pm to 20.00pm. Sundays: 11.30am to 12.30pm and 19.00pm to 20.00pm.
Mass services: Mondays to Fridays at 19.00pm. Saturdays at 19.30pm and Sundays: 12.30pm and 19.30pm.

CHURCH OF SANTA ANA

The original tower, built by Los Terceros in a Baroque style, is from the 18th century. It is adorned with tiling and carved bricks. The church, which was significantly renovated during the 18th century, has one only Latin cross-shaped nave and also chapels at both sides. This church is also home to the images of Cristo de la Yedra, from the 17th century, and Virgen de la Caridad, from the 20th century by the sculptor Francisco Buiza.
Location: Calle Emilio Castelar, 62.
Opening hours: Saturdays: 18.00pm to 19.30pm.
Mass services: Sundays at 18:30pm.

CHURCH OF LA VICTORIA

It originally belonged to the Order of the Minims. Greek cross-shaped, it features two marble-carved doorways of Baroque-style, a vault covered in plasterwork from the 18th century and its important three-sets tower made of brick which keeps a close relationship with the Baroque of Málaga. The Marquises of Peñaflor are buried inside this church.
Location: Calle de la Victoria.
Opening hours: Fridays 19.30pm to 20.30pm.
Mass services: Fridays at 20.00pm.

CHURCH OF EL CARMEN

The church was founded in the 15th century. During 16th and 18th century, very important construction works were carried out and the tower was built in 1637. In the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre there is a highly valuable urn, with tortoiseshell and silver detailing from the 18th century.
Location: Calle El Carmen (no number)
Opening hours:Mondays to Fridays: 10.30am to 12.00am and 17.45pm to 19.30pm. Saturdays: 11.00am to 13.00pm and 18.00pm to 20.00pm. Sundays: 07.30am to 09.00am, 11.00am to 12.30pm and 16.30pm to 18.15pm.
Mass services:Mondays to Saturdays at 19.00 pm and Sundays: 08.30am, 11.30am and 17.30pm.


1. Category of the heritage register in Spain.
2. Name given to individual Moors or Muslims of Al-Andalus who remained in Iberia after the Christian Reconquista but were not converted to Christianity.