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Osuna is located in Sevilla Region , Andalucia

The origins of the town stretch back to the year 1000 BC, as can be seen by the great number of remains from each historical period. Osuna got its name from the Turdetans, an Iberian tribute which called it Urso; several objects remain from this period, such as the "Bull of Osuna" and the "Relief's of Osuna" (these latter showing a Roman Influence).

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Quick information of Osuna Andalucia:

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18400 residents

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Schools

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Antequera 63km Málaga 120km Granada 160km Sevilla 91km

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120km to Malaga

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Health clinic

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Municipal pool

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Beach 1h15

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160km to Granada

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Shops, Bars, Restaurants

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Golf nearby

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Bus and train service

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91km to Sevilla

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Osuna Andalucia Location

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Local Information

Osuna Coat of Arms Sevilla Andalucia
Osuna Coat of Arms Ayuntamiento de Osuna

Plaza Mayor, 1 41640 Osuna, Sevilla Telephone: 954-815-851

http://www.osuna.es/

 

Osuna Town Hall
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Osuna information

The origins of the town stretch back to the year 1000 BC, as can be seen by the great number of remains from each historical period. Osuna got its name from the Turdetans, an Iberian tribute which called it Urso; several objects remain from this period, such as the "Bull of Osuna" and the "Relief's of Osuna" (these latter showing a Roman Influence).

When Pompey made his last unsuccessful stand against Caesar in Osuna, the city fell into his rival's hands, and Caesar gave it the status of a colony (Colonia Genetiva Iulia), the importance of which is suggested by the laws found in the "Osuna Bronzes".

Osuna Andalucia town Sevilla

We know very little about the Visigothic period, and the subsequent Moorish rule. All that remains of the period of the almohad rule are a few sections of the ramparts and a tower, the Torre del Agua.

King Ferdinand III (the Saint) conquered the town in 1239. In 1264, King Alfonso X granted Osuna to the Order of Calatrava (or which it was a major encomienda or concession).

Osuna street Andalucia Sevilla

In 1460, while the Master of the Order was Pedro Giron, the town was traded fro Fuenteovejuna and Belmez, as a result of which it became the seat of the Counts of Ureña. In 1562 the 5th Count of Ureña was made 1st Duke of Osuna, and from then on Osuna became the Andalucian capital of the domains of the Tellez Giron family, who were the founders of the Collegiate Church and the University in the 16th century.

Osuna Andalucia ruin Sevilla

The Giron family, with their many religious foundations, did much to make the urban landscape of Osuna what it is today, with its mixture of convents and churches, lordly palaces and manors, overlooked by the cliff on which stands the Collegiate Church, the University and the remains of the ducal palace.

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Osuna view Andalucia Sevilla
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Fiestas

Fería de Mayo: This Fair that takes place in the middle of May begins with the traditional and spectacular event of turning on the illumination on the grand portal that gives entry to the fairground.  On Friday, people go on horseback from the centre of the town to the fairground and during the day there are different equestrian shows. The “Fiesta Taurina” that takes place during these days is one of the most famous of Spain.

8th of September, Festivity of Ntra. Sra. de la Consolación. This image of the sixteenth century was brought from England by Don Juan Téllez Girón, IV Count of Ureña, to save it from the pillage of Henry VIII's reform. There is a procession through the streets of the town every September and is the patroness of Osuna since 1624.


12th of January, San Arcadio Festivity. As a result of the investigations of Quintadueñas, resulted in the constitution of a Hermandad and Cofradía, which makes the Saint procession every year on January 12, the date on which he was supposed to have been martyred in Osuna.

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