Osuna

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Edurne Miquélez de Mendiluce
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La town of Osuna it is located on the slopes of a small hill about 90 kilometers from the capital of Andalusia and is one of the most beautiful destinations in the province of Seville. Osuna is a ducal city and boasts beautifully preserved Baroque palaces and the beautiful Monastery of the Incarnation, a baroque building not to be missed.

Il rich architectural heritage of the old city includes a tower of the Muslim domination, the University, founded in 1548 and which has a porticoed courtyard, the coffered ceiling of the rooms and the wall paintings, the Pantheon, with the courtyard and the chapel among the finest examples of Andalusian Renaissance architecture, and the Collegiate Church of the Doge from the XNUMXth century.



Al center of the old town there is Plaza Mayor where the town hall, the Casino, the Convento de la Concepción and the Torre dell'Acqua face, the Almohad defensive bastion which today houses the Archaeological Museum. The Palacio de Los Cepeda, the Palacio del Cabildo Colegial, where you will find a sculpted representation of the Giralda of Seville, and the Palacio de Puente Hermosa with fabulous twisted columns with grapes and vine leaves are beautiful.

Just outside the historic center is the Las Canteras archaeological site where you can admire a necropolis, the Roman theater and other ruins from the XNUMXth century BC. C ..

One of the best times to visit Osuna it is during the celebration of Semana Santa, a very popular festival in the city and declared of National Tourist Interest. These days the streets are decorated for the procession of Baroque religious sculptures by great artists such as Juan Astorga, José de Mora and Juan de Mesa.


For reach Osuna you can start from the Prado de San Sebastian station in Seville from where many buses leave for this town. The means take about 1 hour 15 minutes. An alternative can be the train which from Seville takes about 1 hour.





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