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In this free tour of Marchena we will visit the most outstanding places of this monumental town in the Sevillian countryside, a must to learn about its history!
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Spanish, English
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1h 30min
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9:00 PM
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Spanish, English
1h 30min
9:00 PM

Marchena is a historic Andalusian town in Seville, known for its rich cultural h

Marchena, a historic town nestled in the province of Seville, Spain, is a gem of Andalusia known for its rich cultural heritage and architectural splendor. With a population of around 20,000, Marchena offers a glimpse into the region's storied past, characterized by a blend of Moorish and Christian influences.

The town's origins date back to Roman times, but its most significant development occurred during the Middle Ages under Muslim rule. Marchena's winding streets and whitewashed houses reflect its Moorish legacy, with the remnants of the old city walls and gates still visible. The Arco de la Rosa, an ancient gateway, stands as a testament to this era, offering a picturesque entrance to the town's historic core.

Marchena is home to several noteworthy landmarks. The Church of San Juan Bautista, a stunning example of Andalusian Gothic architecture, dominates the skyline with its impressive tower and richly decorated interior. Nearby, the Ducal Palace of the Dukes of Arcos, though now in ruins, hints at the town's noble past and its importance during the Renaissance.

The town's cultural life is vibrant, particularly during the annual Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations, which are renowned throughout the region for their solemn processions and intricate religious art. Marchena's local cuisine, featuring traditional Andalusian dishes such as gazpacho and salmorejo, is another highlight for visitors.

Surrounded by rolling olive groves and situated within easy reach of Seville, Marchena offers both a tranquil retreat and a fascinating journey through Spain's layered history. Its charm lies in its blend of the old and new, making it a captivating destination for those interested in culture, history, and authentic Andalusian life.

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