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Espelúy

Espelúy

Among the most representative buildings is the castle from the Caliphate era. It was the first written reference to Espelúy from the thirteenth century, when the General Chronicle reported that it was one of the Muslim castles attacked and destroyed by Fernando III “el Santo” in 1224.

The church was built in 1954 on the old oratory of Santa Catalina. On its tall, narrow whitewashed façade is a simple lintel feature, which frames a door with a semicircular arch with a split pediment to house a cross. The structure is topped with a belfry. Located in Plaza Constitución.

The Hacienda del Pilar, which owes its name to the Virgin of this dedication placed on its façade, was built in 1904 as a farm and later remodeled as a private manor house.

This modern church was built in 1968, housing the images of San Miguel, San José and the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción. Located southeast of Espelúy, in Poblado del Lara, on Carretera del Puente.

Festivals in Espelúy: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Festividad de San Antón, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Festividad del Viernes Santo, Festividad de San José, Festividad de San Gregorio Nacianceno, Festividad de las Cruces de Mayo, Festividad de San Miguel and Festividad de Santa Catalina.

Espelúy has an impressive legacy from prehistoric times. Among the numerous settlements established locally throughout time, that of Las Tiesas stands out, a town from the third millennium BC, evidenced by remains of circular huts and slags, testimony to its metallurgical activity.

Espelúy is a small town located in the middle of mountainous countryside. The Guadalquivir River, as the protagonist of this region, provides sustenance to the community’s agricultural activity. The town about 620 inhabitants.