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Osuna Andalucia

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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).

Quick information about Moron de la Frontera, Sevilla:

18.400 residents

Schools

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

120km to Malaga

Health clinic

Municipal pool

Beach 1h15

160km to Granada

Shops Large supermarkets, Commercial centre, Shops, Bars, Restaurants

Golf nearby

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91km to Sevilla

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

http://www.osuna.es/

Osuna Town Hall

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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

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

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

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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