Osuna is just 1 hour from Seville, Cordoba and Malaga, and just an hour and a half from Granada, Jaen, Jerez and Algeciras. This is enhanced by the infrastructure as the backbone of one of the major human and economic areas of the region, benchmarked by Osuna, located in the centre of the area of travel.
Situated at 328 metres altitude, the municipality has 59,142 hectares, spread over countryside, plains and clay soil, used for dry farming. It has a more mountainous terrain in the Sierra Sur (Penibetica) region that is used for olive growing. The average annual temperature is 17.7 ° C, with mild winters, short autumns and a pleasant spring.
The municipality is crossed by two rivers, the Salado and the Peinado.
Osuna’s origins date back to 1000 BC. C at the time of the tartesians, and has been identified with the Iberian town of Urso. From this period are the remains of “Osuna bulls” and the bas-relief of the “soldier” of Iberian art masterpieces which can be admired in the National Archaeological Museum. It was occupied by Phoenicians and Carthaginians.
During the Roman era the town participated in the wars between Caesar and Pompey. After the conquest it was given the status of Colonia Iulia Genitiva. Legislation and civic order are collected on the tablets “Osuna bronzes”, which are also found in the National Archaeological Museum.
In the period of Al-Andalus the town was called Osona. At this time were born important poets, scientists, lawyers and grammarians.
The Christian conquest was carried out by Fernando III in 1240. In 1264, before repopulation and reviewing the issues of borders, Alfonso X gave the town to the Order of Calatrava, also known as Encomienda.
Within two centuries, the population figure reached 2,500. As Master of the Order, Pedro Giron, in 1464 the town was interchanged with Fuenteovejuna and Bélmez, becoming the main population centre of the Condado de Ureña.
With the fourth count of Ureña, D. Juan Tellez Giron, the city reached great splendour. In 1562 he awarded the title of duke of Osuna to the fifth count of Ureña. The desire to move up in the noble estate of Téllez Girón forced the development of an entire program to absolutely reconstruct and reshape the landscape of Osuna, capital of the senorio de los Tellez. At this time was founded the Collegiate, the University was created, 19 monasteries and four hospitals built, and the landscape began to see many houses and palaces, and was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1967.
Hermitage of Saint Arcadio
Church of San Agustin
Church of Santa Clara
Church of San Carlos El Real
Convent – Church of la Concepcion
Church of Santo Domingo
Church – Convent of San Pedro
Convent of Santa Catalina
Church – Convent of Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Church – Convent of the Holy Spirit
Church and Tower of La Merced
Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Consolacion
Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Fatima
Parish Church Nuestra Señora de la Victoria
Monastery of the Incarnation
El Coto de las Canteras
House of Culture
Palace of los Cepeda – Courts
Palace of Miguel Reina Jurado (Old Post Office)
Gobantes and Herdara Palace
The School Chapter´s Cilla
Marques de la Gomera Palace
House of the Arjona & Cubas Brothers (Museum of Osuna)
Saint Arcadio´s Park
The Local Posito – Public Granary
Public Market (Old San Francisco Convent)
Santa Rita Square
Rodriguez Marin Square
Juan XIII Square
From Sevilla towards Malaga on the A-92, passing within 41 kilometres through the municipality of Arahal and continue for another 40 kilometres to take the first exit from it, Osuna is within 3.5 kilomteres. If you miss the first exit, no problem, there are two exits every two kilometres.
From Madrid and Cordoba along the road to reach Ecija IV, where you join the county road 351, after 34 kilometers as the crow flies you will reach Osuna.
From Malaga to Seville by the A-92, Osuna is located 145 kilometres towards Seville, Antequera, continue towards Seville, passing through La Roda de Andalucía, Lora de Estepa,Estepa and Aguadulce before reaching Osuna, you will find the first exit from it, Osuna is within 3.5 kilometres. If you miss the first exit, no problem, there are two exits every two kilometres.
From Granada to Seville direction, the A-92, Osuna is located at km 176, passing through the town of Santa Fe after 14 kilometres, and then by the various exits to various villages such as Cijuela, Lacher, Trasmulas, Fuensanta, Loreto , … and continue in the direction, headed toward Sevilla and Antequera. Pass by Antequera and continue towards Seville, passing through La Roda de Andalucía, Lora de Estepa, Estepa and before reaching Aguadulce, where you find the first exit from it, Osuna is within 3.5 kilometers. If you miss the first exit, no problem, there are two exits every two kilometres.
Distances from Osuna
Sevilla 101 km
Estepa 29 km
El Rubio 18 km
Casariche 40 km
Marchena 35 km
El Saucejo 26 km
Sierra Mares A 31 km
La Puebla de Cazalla 22 km
Moron de la Frontera 40 km
La Roda de Andalucia 34 km
Manor Houses in C/ San Pedro (San Pedro Street)
It is not a square proper but a street. Its name derives from the new square or fruit and vegetable market in that place, behind the Carnicerias (Butcher´s) in the year 1839
Manor Houses in C/ Sevilla (Street Sevilla)