Marchena – Seville

Marchena in Seville is 60km south of the province in the undulating cereal fields and olive groves of La Campina of the Guadalquivir valley. This pretty town liberally sprinkled with well-preserved monuments was in its heyday presided over by the Dukes of Arcos, who built the elegant colonnaded square, the Plaza Ducal, in front of what used to be the dukes’ majestic mansion, which was sadly demolished in the early 20th century.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Marchena
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1 41620 Marchena (Seville)
Telephone: 955-846-457

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 15min
Golf nearby  Malaga 160km Granada 200km Seville 60km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Marchena in Seville is worth a visit for its collection of paintings by one of Spain’s finest 17th-century artists, Francisco de Zubaran from Extremadura, along with other religious art.

The town has a long history, whose settlers left their mark most notably with the town walls, first constructed by the Romans, revamped by the Moors and largely rebuilt by the Christians under Ferdinand III, who captured the town in 1240.

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Today, the restored Torre de Oro is the most impressive tower along this wall, while the Puerta de Seville, also known as the Arco de la Rosa, is the best gate..

In the mid-14th century the town became a seigneury of Ponce de Leon and in the next century, the dukes of Arcos. Don’t miss the Mudejar parish church of San Juan Bautista, which houses the Museo Zubaran in its sacristy, with nine magnificent religious paintings by the renowned artist, of which the best is undoubtedly the canvas of La Inmaculada. Also part of the museum is a collection of intricately worked silver and gold liturgical objects, many dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm. In the church are two 17th-century sculptures by Alonso Cano and Pedro de Mena. The church itself is built in the Gothic-Mudejar style and dates from the 14th century.

Marchena in Seville Andalucia building Built on the former site of a mosque, the Gothic-Mudejar church of Santa Maria de la Mota has a fine Renaissance tower and belfry. From Marchena you can walk, cycle or ride on horseback along the Via Verde of the Countryside, a greenway that follows the course of an old railway line for 91km to Valchillon just outside Cordoba.

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