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CITY MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF ÉCIJA - PALACE OF BENAMEJÍ

Amazona Herida ÉcijaAmong the archaeological remains exhibited in the museum we have to mention the interesting collection of metal pieces belonging to the Prehistory, the three stelae of warriors or the Placa de Écija (“Slab of Écija”), a unique Tartessian goldsmith piece. The museum also displays splendid Roman mosaics and sculptures such as Amazona Herida (“Wounded Amazon”), interesting collections of inscriptions, capitals, mosaics and diverse domestic-use items used during Roman and Islamic periods.
Location and contact: Palacio de Benamejí, Plaza de la Constitución, 1 - Telephone number: +34 955 902 919 - museo.ecija.es

HOUSE-MUSEUM OF THE ORDER OF SAN GIL

Museo casa hermandad de San Gil

This museum was founded after the construction of the Order “Hermandad Sacramental y Real Archicofradía de Nazarenos de la Coronación de Espinas de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, San Marcos, San Roque, Santísimo Cristo de la Salud, Nuestra Madre y Señora de los Dolores, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús y San Juan de Dios”:. It is home to the events of the Order and also to the permanent exhibition of the Order’s pasos1, together with all their belongings.
Location and contact: Calle San Marcos, 3 (Plaza de San Gil) - Telephone number: +34 955 428 007 - casamuseohermandadsangil@hotmail.com
Opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 10.00am to 13.00pm. Fridays: 10.00am to 13.00pm and 17.00pm to 20.00pm. Tuesdays and Sundays: closed.
Price: 1.50 €.

HOUSE-MUSEUM OF THE PALACE OF THE PALMA FAMILY

Palacio de los PalmasStately home with original furniture and decoration from 18th and 19th centuries. Rooms and bedrooms feature coffered ceilings and Mudéjar style floors from the 16th century. It also has patios and stables.
Location and contact: Calle Espíritu Santo, 10 - Telephone number: +34 955 901 822 - www.palaciodelospalma.es
Price: 3€.

MUSEUM OF SACRED ART IN CHURCH OF SANTA CRUZ

The museum is home to a large collection of gold and silver works from the 18th century. Among its most interesting pieces: pax-boards, drapery, canopies, lecterns, sacra, paintings, sculptures, furniture, cornucopias, situlae, bells, crosses, chalices, monstrances, fountains, altars and cups.
Particularly notable is a Namban lectern or “Shokendai”, made during the Japanese Momoyama period in the year 1573, as well as a gold-plated silver processional monstrance crafted by Francisco de Alfaro Hernández in Sevilla, 1586.
Location and contact: Church of Santa Cruz. Plaza Nuestra Señora Del Valle (no number) - Telephone number: +34 954 830 613.

PAROCHIAL MUSEUM IN CHURCH OF SANTA MARÍA

Sala de TacasIt is located in the patio of the church and displays a collection of prehistoric, Roman and Arabic archaeological remains. One of the most valuable pieces is the marble-carved bust of Germanicus, from the Roman period.
Location and contact: Plaza de Santa María (no number) - Telephone number: +34 954 830 430 - www.iglesiadesantamaria.org?


1. Elaborated float made for religious processions during Holy Week.