CITY MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF ÉCIJA (PALACE OF BENAMEJÍ)
Among 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.
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.
Address: San Marcos Street, 3, 41400, Écija (Seville).
Stately 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.
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.
Address: Ntra. Sra. del Valle Square, 5, 41400, Écija (Seville).
Telephones: (+34) 954 83 06 13
PAROCHIAL MUSEUM IN CHURCH OF SANTA MARÍA
It 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.
Address: Plazuela de Sta. María Square, 2, 41400, Écija (Seville).