Top things to do in Écija

Top Choice Museum in Écija

Museo Histórico Municipal

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 loc…
Top Choice Tapas in Écija


This friendly tapas joint run by a young, energetic crew is one of Écija's favourite bars. Its outdoor tables, overlooked by a gnarled olive tree, are much sought after – particularly at weekends, when crowds of loc…
Spanish in Écija


Stylish, friendly and packed with ecijanos, this popular side-street operation ensures a full house with its contemporary approach to Spanish cooking. In line with the modern decor, dishes are creative and forward-l…
Church in Écija

Parroquia Mayor de Santa Cruz

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 …
Church in Écija

Iglesia de Santa María

One of Écija's finest church towers soars above the 18th-century Iglesia de Santa María, just off the central Plaza de España. Inspired by Seville's famous Giralda, the bell tower of Seville's cathedral, the slim br…
Palace in Écija

Palacio de Peñaflor

The huge, 18th-century 'Palace of the Long Balconies', 300m east of Plaza de España, is Écija’s most iconic image. The palace's interior is off limits, but you can still admire its curved facade complete with ornate…
Church in Écija

Iglesia de San Juan

The Iglesia de San Juan rises like a frosted wedding cake a few blocks northeast of Plaza de España. Its main drawcard is its baroque tower: the only one in town you can actually climb, it commands fine rooftop view…
Church in Écija

Iglesia de San Pablo y Santo Domingo

This modest Gothic-Mudéjar church, built in the late 1500s and early 1600s, boasts some theatrical baroque decor and an 18th-century brick belltower.