The Palacio de Benamejí hosts the Museo Histórico Municipal de Écija.

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Museo Histórico Municipal

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Écija's history museum, housed in the 18th-century Palacio de Benamejí, is an authentic gem. It has rooms dedicated to the area's prehistory and protohistory, but its chief drawcard is its fabulous collection of local Roman finds. These include a graceful sculpture of a wounded Amazon (a legendary female warrior) and a series of stunningly preserved mosaics, mostly unearthed in and around the town. A highlight is the Don del Vino mosaic depicting scenes related to the mythical 'birth' of wine.

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