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Plaza de Espana, Ecija

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  • My opinion not will be exclusively of the Salon nickname that receives this plaza in Ecija, if not of all this beautiful city, that well is deserves calmly ones three days of tourism, for know it fully, so single by its good restoration, deserves be visited, also advise hire visit guided, in the office of tourism, the best way of know it almost all , by professionals. But please don't be tell many people, that is a secret between us, the majority of staff follow through the highway without stopping in Ecija, who never know what they miss.
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  • The plaza of Spain of Ecija is is located in the Center historic of this locality, configuring is to its time as its more important center civic, social and political. It serves as a plaza Mayor, as he is also known, and was previously named plaza de la Constitución. Its current configuration dates from the year 1843. Of plant rectangular elongated, has more than 400 meters of perimeter and some 0.8 hectares of extension; one of their smaller fronts are in the Town Hall presiding over this large urban area known in the population with the name of «The lounge». Surrounded by notable buildings, both civil and religious, in this square converge important streets and some small squares of great architectural and monumental interest under the buildings that sit in them. Remodeled in the first decade of the century 21st through contest of ideas convened in 2005 by it counseling of works public and transport, through its address General of urbanism and the Town Hall of Ecija, exists low its soil a broad parking underground, whose configuration and surface has respected, however, ones important remains archaeological found during its execution, that are incorporated and visible from it surface of it own square. Buildings of interest viewpoint of Benamejí. The square has with important points of interest with regard to heritage architectural and artistic is concerns, with a series of buildings heterogeneous that however give an image of joint compact and elegant, of high value urban. Between them buildings-public, nobility and religious-, sources, statues and others elements several, stand out: Town Hall presides over the set of all the square from one of its fronts under that occupies in all its extension. With two floors of height more a front bib screed about the Central balconies, is characterized by its strong horizontality and neo-classical flavor. Built in brick and finished in 1893, inside is the Chapterhouse of large proportions and a roof panels carved from the former convent of Santo Domingo, in addition to important archaeological pieces of interest, some of Roman times. Viewpoint of Benameji is one of those buildings that the nobles of the village had to contemplate the celebrations that are held in the square. Built in the century 18th, has with plant low more three floors higher on she, with spacious galleries open based arches on columns and apretilado on the cornice top, in whose center is is the emblem heraldic of its owner. Viewpoint of the Marquis de Otro Penaflor of the viewpoints that are preserved in good condition in the square is known as mirador de Peñaflor. Little background but with wide façade, it is examples that are more suited for this purpose. Also from the 18th century, has ground floor arcades and open galleries or viewpoints on the upper floors, these latest protected by dust in which are preserved remains of wall paintings, commonplace in the big purple noble buildings of the era. Church of São Francisco church of San Francisco. Main article: Church of San Francisco Foundation community of Friars Minor of the order of St. Francis, the works suffered the rejection of people who even came to demolish them, running out thanks to the intervention of the patrons of the Foundation of the convent, and can be finished in 1473. The Church has a Latin cross plan, being originally from the Gothic-Mudejar type, which retains some elements even if masked by the continuous reforms. With three naves, transept, main and secondary home to the atrium with chapels, belfry and Conventual buildings, has disappeared almost completely during the first half of the 20th century on the latter. Church of Santa Barbara article main: Church of Santa Bárbara Church of Santa Barbara. Interesting Church in which can appreciate are constructions of various times that include from the century XV to the 19th. Your current configuration, Latin cross plan with three naves separated by columns and presbytery of straight front, is due to the cordovan architect Ignacio Thomas, who drew it in 1790, being completed the works in 1855. Located in one of its angles, and some setback regarding general Assembly square alignment, presents her one of its side walls, where opens an important cover of tall columns and straight pediment between two openings with curved frnton, in neoclassical style. Church of Santa Maria article main tower: Tower of Santa Maria very near the plaza overlooks the Tower of the Church of Santa María, which stands out in height with its slender shaft of a square base, almost smooth, and its three Baroque upper bodies of decreasing section, reminiscent of the Giralda in Seville. Built in the 18th century, in 1717 dismantled the previous to build new plant, the current managing works José Páez de Carmona, master of works for the City Council. After the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, has carried out a series of reforms in the upper bodies, led by the architect of the Archbishop, Pedro de Silva.
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  • Park under the square and start here to explore the streets around here. Ecija has a very important story from the time of the Romans and the Arabs. The nearby Museum explains it well. Is an authentic and genuine, still untouched by mass tourism.
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  • It is the square of the village where I live. Super for a beer to taste at the bar
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