Parroquia Mayor de Santa Cruz

Church in Écija

Like several of Écija’s churches, this handsome iglesia was fashioned in the late 18th century after a 1755 earthquake damaged the pre-existing Gothic-Mudéjar church, itself built over a former mosque. A few Arabic traces survive, along with several striking arches from the 13th-century church. The interior boasts baroque adornments and, in front of the altar, an early Christian sarcophagus with a chiselled likeness of Daniel flanked by a pair of lions.