Marchena is located in the south-eastern quadrant of the province of Sevilla, in the region of the Campiña. Its population is 18,099 inhabitants and it has an extension of 377 Km2. The main population centre is built on a hill to 132 metres above sea level, which stands on the wide surrounding plain.
The fertility of the lands irrigated by the river Corbones and several streams as the Salado, makes agriculture is the basis of its economy, obtaining a high yield of grain and olives. Its climate is Mediterranean subtropical that is typical in the area. The average values of its climatic variables are an annual temperature of 17.5 º C, with an average temperature in the coldest month of 9.5 ° C and the warmest of 26’5 ° C.
Marchena enjoys one of the largest concentrations of architectural heritage throughout the province.
A dense history, full of vicissitudes in this town has left indelible marks neither the time nor the neglect have been fortunately able to clear and nowadays offer all and sundry artistic evidence of varied origin.
Roman and Islamic culture, Christianity, Renaissance, Baroque, eighteenth-century architecture … everything is present in its streets and temples.
Marchena has important samples of the best historical and artistic heritage of Sevilla and Andalusia: The Almohad wall, the Gothic-Mudejar churches of Santa María and San Juan, the altarpiece of Alejo Fernández, Alfaro custody, the Zurbaran paintings, the sculpture of San Miguel de Pedro Roldán, the church of Santa Isabel de Gainza and Hernán Ruiz , St. Augustine Zumbigo and Alonso Moreno, the cilla the chapter of Ambrosio Figueroa.
Church of San Juan Bautista
Parish Church of San Miguel
Church of San Agustín
Parish Church of San Sebastián
Church of Santa María de la Mota
Church of San Pedro Mártir (Santo Domingo)
Church of Santa Isabel
Convent of San Andrés
Enclosed Convent of the Holy Conception (Saint Mary La Chica)
Santa Clara Chapel
Vera Cruz Chapel
House of Santa Teresa
Citadel (Alcázar de Marchena)
The Shield House
Ducal Square City Halls
Granary of the City Hall (Cilla del Cabildo)
Arch of De la Rosa (Puerta de Sevilla)
Del Ave María Palatial House
Gate of El Tiro
Gate of Moron / Lorenzo Coullaut-Valera Museum
Gastronomy of Marchena
Based on the Mediterranean diet and using quality products from the earth, the cuisine is very diverse. Some typical dishes are the cocido from Marchena, cod, tomato soup, spinach, olives, gazpacho, etc.
Also noteworthy is the quality of its bread, oil and pork products such as chorizo and blood sausage.
As we noted its confectionery we have to emphasize the pastry cakes, butter cakes, muffins from Marchena, quince meat and sweets made by nuns in convents.
How to get there
You have to exit Sevilla by local road. Continue on for 49.7 km through A-92/N-334 and take exit 49B towards Marchena. Link road for 243 m. Continue along the A-364 for 6.0 km to 5.8 km roundabout and take the second exit. Then you get Marchena.
Distances from Marchena
Utrera 41 km
Sevilla 61 km
Carmona 27 km
La Puebla de Cazalla 6 km
Morón de la Frontera 32 km
Fuentes de Andalucía 23 km
El Balcón de los Alcores 38 km